Parachuting dogs of D-Day and the battle for Normandy

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

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 [...]

D-Day Tours TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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

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 [...]

D-Day attack on Merville Battery by Parachute Regiment

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

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 [...]

Sword Beach. Piper Bill Millin

By |2020-01-13T02:13:03+01:00March 31st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Piper Bill Millin and "The Road to the Isles Bill Millin's Statue at Colleville-Montgomery overlooks SWORD Beach where he landed on D-Day At the age of 21 yrs Piper Bill Millin was the personal piper of Lord Lovatt Fraser whose Commando Brigade landed on SWORD Beach on D-Day. Millin [...]

A great review from a great couple

By |2019-11-25T01:26:33+01:00March 31st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

One of the privileges of guiding people through the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy is that I get to meet such interesting people and spend time in such good company. I greatly enjoyed guiding Connie and William and they were kind enough to give me a lovely testimonial. Many thanks and very nice to have [...]

Iron Mike and the bridges of La Friere and Chef du Pont

By |2020-01-13T02:14:43+01:00February 8th, 2015|Categories: Artillery, D Day, Normandy|

'Iron Mike' & The bridges of La Friere and Chef Du Pont Just a couple of miles to the west of St Mere Eglise, the River Mederet posed a significant natural obstacle to movements of troops, supplies, artillery and armour. The two crossing points at La Friere and Chef Du Pont were vital to the [...]

Christmas Day Truce 1914

By |2019-11-25T01:26:33+01:00December 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Christmas Day Truce 1914. One hundred years ago this month the famous Christmas truce and football match between British and German soldiers took place in this very field at Ploegsteert, near Ypres in Belgium. A small oasis of humanity in one of the most devastating wars known to mankind. We would like to wish all our [...]

D-Day Tours Review from South Africa

By |2019-11-25T01:26:33+01:00August 15th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

D Day Tours review from Capetown, South Africa. A lovely review and some very kind words from Chet and Annemarie Sainsbury. It was a pleasure to meet them both and to be their guide for a few days. They kindly sent us some photographs of their tour too, and permission to use them History Brought Alive [...]

A Testimonial for D-Day Tours of Normandy

By |2019-11-25T01:26:34+01:00July 16th, 2014|Categories: D Day, D Day 70, D Day Cemeteries|Tags: , , |

A Testimonial for our D-Day Tours Some kind words from satisfied clients. The wild and rugged Pointe Du Hoc, scene of one of the most heroic assaults on D-Day. Cited as a highlight of our 3 day tour by Michael and Heather Harper in their kind testimonial. I have had the privilege of meeting some [...]

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