D Day Tours review from Capetown, South Africa.

D Day Tours Normandy  Malcolm Clough

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

Although we were pretty ignorant about the D-Day Invasion and had no personal connection to that part of WW2, it was a subject that interested us.  So we did a detour from Cape Town, South Africa, via Normandy en route to see our family.  We spent three nights with Alison and Malcolm Clough in their lovely home in the country and Malcolm was our personal guide for 2 full days.

Malcolm’s incredible knowledge of the Invasion and his passion for the subject brought history alive for us.  We stood at inland battle sites, had the drama of capturing bridges played out, visited all five beaches heard amazing stories of heroes – some of whom survived and some of whom sadly died in active service during the Invasion. At the end of each day we visited a war cemetery which was emotional and very sobering.   Our days were long but relaxed and totally absorbing.

Alison provided a delicious picnic each day and Malcolm always found the perfect place to enjoy it.  We found this so much nicer that sitting in a restaurant and ‘wasting time’.  There was so much to hear and see.  I “found” Malcolm on the website and we reckon we hit Number One.  Thank you Malcolm for imparting your knowledge in such a relaxed manner and so patiently.  We were enthralled and give you a 5 Star rating.  Alison, thank for our lovely studio accommodation, all the goodies in the fridge and your delicious meals.

We loved it all and felt very much at home with you.

Chet and Annemarie Sainsbury
Cape Town, South Africa

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