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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Omaha Beach WN 62 Strongpoint Fortifications

By | August 20th, 2013|Categories: 1st Infantry Division, Artillery, D Day, D Day Memorials, Normandy, Omaha Beach|

Omaha Beach, Normandy. WN 62 Colleville Sur Mer   Memorial to the U.S. 1st Infantry Division at WN 62 overlooking Omaha Beach at Colleville Sur Mer On D Day, Omaha beach was divided into 10 sections by the American forces:-  Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog Green, Dog White, Dog Red, Easy Green, Easy Red, Fox [...]

D Day Tours of Normandy, an overview video

By | June 18th, 2013|Categories: D Day, D Day 70, D Day Cemeteries, D Day Memorials, Normandy|

D Day Tours Video. We have made a short video to give you some flavour of what our tours are like and some of the things you could do and see on a tour with www.d-daytoursnormandy.com This video gives only the briefest look at what we can do, but even so, we think it's clear how different [...]

U.S. Cemetery, St James, Normandy. Memorial Day, 26th May 2013

By | May 27th, 2013|Categories: D Day, D Day Cemeteries, D Day Memorials, Medal of Honor, Normandy, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

St James US Cemetery. Memorial Day 26 May 2013. Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial The cemetery at St James on the Normandy/Brittany border is less well known than the cemetery at Colleville sur Mer on OMAHA Beach. Officially known as the Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial,  4,410 U.S. forces personnel were buried here in [...]

The Longues Sur Mer Battery, Normandy, France

By | May 26th, 2013|Categories: Artillery, D Day, Normandy, Paratroopers, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

  The Longues Sur Mer battery is strategically situated on the cliffs between Arromanches and Port en Bessin overlooking the D-Day Normandy Landing beaches. The four 155mm guns with a range of eight miles were in a position to threaten either the Americans landing on OMAHA Beach or the British Landing on GOLD Beach. The guns [...]