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Join us for the D-Day Experience in Normandy

Here's an introduction to the D-Day Experience at Dead Man's Corner near Utah Beach in Normandy, France. Experience a paratroopers journey on D-Day from a base in England to the skies over Normandy in an authentic, one-of-a-kind C-47 flight simulator! This is a 3-for-1 deal: Historic site, First-class museum, and D-Day flight simulator.

We include a visit to the D-Day Experience and Dead Man's Corner on Alpventures Normandy to the Eagle's Nest Tour - offered every May and September. The Tour includes tons of sites at the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy, France; a V2 rocket bunker near Calais, Battle of the Bulge sites in the Belgian Ardennes, and Third Reich sites throughout Bavaria, Germany. We finish the Tour at Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps; where we also visit Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest. For more information including current dates and rates for our Normandy to the Eagle's Nest Tour, please visit our website at worldwar2tours.com or contact us by phone, toll-free at 1 (888) 991-6718.

Ruins of the Third Reich Tour returning in 2019

Our Ruins of the Third Reich Tour has always been popular. Since we have offered this trip for over 15 years, we have tweaked and perfected it to include some amazing sites. Where else can you visit both Nordhausen and Peenemünee on the same Tour? We overnight in a former Third Reich castle on the very first night, and even stay at Hermann Goering's "Carinhall" Guest House north of Berlin! But like all of our World War II Tours; Ruins of the Third Reich is not limited to just the History - enjoy some beautiful scenery, great food and fun company. We are bringing the Tour back in 2019 after a two-year hiatus.

Be on the watch for some new additions to our Ruins of the Third Reich Tour - we are always looking to improve our trips and this will be no exception. That said, this is truly an excellent historical adventure for any History Buff. Learn all about the technological and ideological aspects of Hitler's Nazi Germany. Visit FHQ "Adlerhorst" in the Taunus Mountains, Wewelsburg Castle, Nordhausen, the German Tank Museum in Munster, Hamburg, Kiel, Peenemuende, Carinhall and Berlin, Germany on this one-of-a-kind historical World War II Tour. For more information and details, and to book our Ruins of the Third Reich Tour, please visit our website at worldwar2tours.com or contact us at ontour@alpventures.com or by phone, toll-free at (888) 991-6718.

Polish 303 Squadron hits big screen in Hurricane

The story of the Polish fliers of 303 Squadron during the Battle of Britain is the focus of the upcoming film, "Hurricane". These brave pilots found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of Jan Zumbach, fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles, driven across Europe by the German war machine, finally made their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of 'The Few'. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive. In the lethal melee above England in that summer of 1940, they fought with a tenacity and skill that earned them the admiration of the whole British nation. The dogfights against superior planes cost some of the men their lives. The constant strain of gladiatorial combat took away the sanity of others. But, as Zumbach discovers as the war ends, becoming the best in the RAF is a hollow victory for the Poles. Hurricane shows how, even in a man’s finest hour, cynical political manoeuvrings can destroy his hopes, strip away his dignity and lead him to a very dark place.

And for you 'Game of Thrones' fans, the leading character in the film (Jan Zumbach) will be played by none other than Ramsey Bolton (Iwan Rheon)! Other stars include Milo Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Stephanie Martini (Crooked House, Prime Suspect 1973), Kristof Hadek (Under the Skin, Dark Blue World, 3 Seasons in Hell), Marcin Dorocinski (Roza, Jack Strong, Pitbull, Anthropoid). The Battle of Britain is a huge part of our "Britain at War! Tour" - we spend a night in Kent Country (southern England) and we visit world-class museums on the Tour, including the Kent Battle of Britain Museum and Underground Wartime Tunnels beneath Dover Castle. This Tour also includes "Tiger Day" at the Bovington Tank Museum! For more information and details, and to book our Britain at War! Tour, please visit our website at worldwar2tours.com or contact us at ontour@alpventures.com or by phone, toll-free at (888) 991-6718.

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