The Department of History's Third Alumni & Friends Tour of World War II sites in Europe is now scheduled for July 12-20/23, 2014. The main tour will begin in London on July 12, include extensive time inspecting the landing beaches of Normandy, and wrap up in Paris on July 20. An optional extension tour to Berlin will begin with a flight to that city on July 20 and will conclude on July 23.
Space is limited! Interested parties should contact Professor Peter L. Hahn, Department Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-292-3001.
"The WWII tour sponsored by Ohio State University's History Department was a trip of a lifetime for both my husband and myself. Walking the beaches of Omaha and Utah we were filled with awe at the enormity of what our troops faced as they landed at Normandy. The briefings provided by OSU's phenomenal history professors, Peter Hahn, Peter Mansoor and David Steigerwald, brought history to life and gave us a renewed appreciation for the "Greatest Generation." The emotional highlight was visiting the Normandy Cemetery and placing roses at the headstones of fallen OSU warriors. We will never forget this wonderful experience and all who made it possible."
- Jane Fawcett Hoover, 2012 tour participant
"I've always wanted to learn more about WWII. Growing up, you often learn about it as part of your curriculum and through oral story telling from the people who were there. This tour was the ultimate learning experience because it provided a detailed and expanded view of the WWII."
- Susan Brown, 2011 tour participant
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