Alumni & Friends World War II Tour – July 2017
The Department of History's Alumni & Friends Tour of World War II sites returns, July 8-22, 2017. The tours open with a welcome dinner on Saturday evening, July 8, in the Cabinet War Rooms in London—Churchill’s secret underground bunker that is now a museum. On July 10, guests will cross the channel by ferry to get a—peaceful—glimpse of the GIs’ approach to the beaches of Normandy. Guests will spend several days touring those beaches and battlefields before heading to the south of France. The main tour will conclude with a group dinner on July 15. An optional extension tour will begin the following morning with a flight to Krakow where the itinerary includes tours of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. The extension concludes in Berlin with an inspection of World War II and Cold War sites over two days before a second closing dinner on Tuesday, July 21. This tour is modeled after our very successful tours of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 with some new additions. A professional guide will accompany the group at all sites and faculty hosts Peter Hahn, Peter Mansoor, and David Steigerwald will provide expert background talks and answers on the military, political, and social features of the war.
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Alumni & Friends World War II Tour of Italy - May 2016
The Department of History's Alumni & Friends Tour of World War II sites in Italy is scheduled for May 17-28, 2016. This new itinerary will begin in Palermo (on Sicily); stop at battlefields, landing beaches, cemeteries, and other markers of World War II and its enduring impact; and conclude near Lake Garda, which generally marked the battlefront between U.S. and German forces when the war ended in May 1945. A professional guide will accompany the group at all sites and faculty hosts Peter Hahn and Peter Mansoor will provide expert background talks and answers on the military, political, and social features of the war.
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