Camp Patton – Lucky Forward, Normandy

General George S Patton. Lucky Forward, Nehou, Normandy   General George Patton arrived in Normandy on 6th July 1944, a month after the D-Day landings of 6th June. Until then he had played a crucial role in the allied deception plan Operation Fortitude, convincing the Germans that he would lead a landing in the Pas de [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:30+01:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Tanks|0 Comments

Juno Beach P-47 Thunderbolt wrecked at St Aubin Sur Mer

An unusual photograph of JUNO Beach is of a P-47 Thunderbolt (42-76279) from 365th Fighter Bomber Group 386th Fighter Squadron U.S. Army Air Force beached close to the sea wall on JUNO Beach. How did it get there? The aircraft was flown by 2nd Lieutentant John Alfred Weese who crash landed into the sea off [...]

MURDER at the Abbaye d’Ardenne

Ardenne Abbey Massacre. June 1944 On 7th, 8th and 17th June 1944, in the immediate aftermath of D-Day, twenty Canadian soldiers were executed by the Germans at the Abbaye d'Ardenne, a massive collection of medieval buildings including an early gothic church, a chateau and farm buildings at Villons les Buissons which today is a suburb [...]

The Last Post. Royal Marines School of Music and West Point Military Academy

Click the words "Last Post" in blue below to view the video. Last PostColour Sergeant Bugler Russell Piner from the Royal Marines School of Music and Staff Sergeant Bryan McKinney from West Point Military Academy have collaborated to create a Last Post video that encapsulates a shared ethos: understated excellence, mutual respect and profound appreciation for [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:31+01:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Centaur Infantry Support Tank at Musée Pegasus Memorial

Musée Pegasus Memorial, Centaur Infantry Support Tank. Centaur Infantry Support tank, fitted with a 95mm Howitzer and not an anti-tank gun, Centaurs were used by the Royal Marines in the close support role. This particular tank stood for many years opposite the Cafe Gondrée at Benouville, the first French house to be liberated in Operation Deadstick, [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:31+01:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Artillery, D Day, Tanks|0 Comments

WW2 German MG42 Machine Gun Demonstration

During our tours we often refer to this very effective German weapon which played havoc with the Allied landings, particularly at OMAHA Beach and Hillman. This firing demonstration took place at Dellwood Park in Lockport, Illinois on 8 September 2013, by 5th Company GrossDeutschland. The MG-42 (a shortened form Maschinengewehr 42, or "machine gun 42") is [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:31+01:00August 27th, 2015|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach, Uncategorized, Utah Beach|0 Comments

Parachuting dogs of D-Day and the battle for Normandy

Glenn, Bing and Ranee, the parachuting dogs of D-Day The dogs wore their own parachutes and were trained to jump after bones/treats. It would appear that they were not distressed by the experience and after a few practice jumps they would often exit the aircraft without coaxing. During D-day [...]

By |2020-01-13T02:10:37+01:00August 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

D-Day Tours TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Among the Best D-Day Tours of Normandy TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 We are delighted to receive a TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence for the year 2015. This isn't something we sought or applied for, it was awarded to us based on the quality of the reviews our tours and accommodation have received on TripAdvisor. We're delighted [...]

By |2019-11-25T01:26:32+01:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

D-Day attack on Merville Battery by Parachute Regiment

There were four concrete casemates at the battery which housed the guns. The guns were found to be smaller than intelligence reports suggested. However the 100mm Czech guns could still inflict serious casualties to troops landing on SWORD Beach,.  Parachute Regiment's heroic D-Day attack on Merville Battery The battle fought [...]

By |2020-01-12T20:13:42+01:00May 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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