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Ernie Pyle and Professor Stephen Krankhe

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach|

New Ernie Pyle Documentary by Professor Stephen Krankhe On 18th July this year, I was privileged to spend an enthralling day with Professor Stephen Krankhe of Indiana State University. Prof. Krankhe is planning to make a documentary film about the American War Correspondent Ernie Pyle and I was honored to be chosen by him to guide [...]

Camp Patton – Lucky Forward, Normandy

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Tanks|

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 [...]

MURDER at the Abbaye d’Ardenne

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Ardenne, Canadian troops, D Day, North Nova Scotia Highlanders, Panzer Division|

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 [...]

Centaur Infantry Support Tank at Musée Pegasus Memorial

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: Artillery, D Day, Tanks|

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, [...]

WW2 German MG42 Machine Gun Demonstration

By | August 27th, 2015|Categories: D Day, Normandy, Omaha Beach, Uncategorized, Utah Beach|

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 [...]

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

By | February 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 U.S. [...]

A Testimonial for D-Day Tours of Normandy

By | July 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 [...]

Exercise Tiger. D-Day Landings Rehearsals

By | May 6th, 2014|Categories: D Day, D Day 70, Uncategorized|

D-Day Landings Rehearsals - Exercise Tiger Tragedy on Slapton Sands Painting of the German E Boat attack against the Landing Ship Convoy 70 yrs ago, in the last week of April 1944, the Allies staged a "Dress Rehearsal" for the planned landings on UTAH beach in June 1944. The exercise took place on the [...]

We must never forget our fallen heroes.

By | November 11th, 2013|Categories: D Day, D Day 70, D Day Cemeteries, D Day Memorials, Normandy|

Memorial Poppies Remembrance Day 2013 Wars are not about adventure or glory and they certainly aren't about poetry. They are about battles and people killing other people. War is a very nasty business. We should never forget those who gave their lives in war so that we could live in peace and freedom. By [...]

UTAH Beach D Day Landings

By | September 29th, 2013|Categories: Artillery, D Day, D Day 70, D Day Memorials, Normandy, Tanks, Utah Beach|

D Day Tour of UTAH Beach, Normandy. D Day Landings On D-Day, UTAH beach was the most westerly of the five Allied Invasion Beaches and formed the right flank of the invasion force. It was added to the original COSSAC (or planning team) proposals to give the Allies an early opportunity to capture the deep water [...]