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Discussion in 'WWII Activities and Hobbies' started by Class of '42, May 4, 2020.

  1. Class of '42

    Class of '42 Active Member

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    I know it's not a good time to travel right now but wondering how many in here have done those WWII group battlefield tours??? I know Normandy and Pearl Harbor have been the most popular over the years but I am thinking of going elsewhere by next year...perhaps Bastogne?, Tarawa?, Volgograd?, Remagen? El Alamein?..just something different for our travel itinerary.
     
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    The US National WW2 Museum education programme is very good, and the profits go to running the museum.

    I am one of their local guides for the Easy Company Tours covering the UK and occasionally Normandy. The tours are often accompanied by really well know historians and for the Easy Company tours one of the cast members of Band of Brothers.

    If you want to do Stalingrad, I prepared a virtual battlefield study tour for the British military looking at urban warfare. The itinerary: Stalingrad, Ortona, Aachen, Berlin, Mandalay, Hue, Grosny. Not run yet. The clients are otherwise engaged on Covid 19 test stations.
     
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    I'd really like info on tours for the SWPA. New Guinea area preferably.
     
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    Thanks I may look into this. I'd really like to follow the New Guinea campaign from Port Moresby to Biak Island :rolleyes: and/or parts in between. With a side trip to IeShima possibly sometime.
    Just have to find a travel companion (s). Wife says go-have fun. Oh and save a Lot of pennies :)
     
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    Perhaps some of us can meet in the future and do this tour together..drink some beers in-between..sounds great.
     
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    Sorry I only do Finnish Victory Winter War tours and Tali-ihantala 1944.
     
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    Noted author and researcher Martin Pegler does battlefield tours in France.

    BTW, I visited Luxembourg and Belgium and saw some things over there. Went via a private group.
     
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    If you are interested in the Italian Campaign I can help. I am a battlefield guide for Salerno, Cassino, Anzio and the Gothic Line - all of whom had a strong US presence. A fascinating part of the Second World War and hugely controversial.

    Regards

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    My Dad was in the Italian Campaign until the end....always wanted to retrace his footsteps from his scrap book...I'll keep you in mind Frank when the time comes.
     
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    What unit did he serve in?

    Frank
     

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