Pigeons – The Secret Messengers

Many of you who have joined me in Normandy exploring the D-Day beaches of World War Two will have heard of Company Sergeant Major Stanley Hollis, who was awarded the only Victoria Cross on 6 June 1944; but his was not the only medal of that calibre to be won that day. The other medal was won by ‘The Duke of Normandy’ and the medal was

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Wonder & Awe at the Normandy Battlefield

The motivation and drive for doing a battlefield tour can be varied and for many reasons; to visit the campaigns and battles of past family members; to pay respect to the deeds of past generations of soldiers and to look where your own regiment, or brigade, took part in key actions are some. But, recently I had a most enjoyable battlefield tour to Normandy with

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To Find Fathers from Omaha Beach

To visit the place a relative, or loved one, fought and to try to understand what they endured is one of the most popular reasons for a battlefield tour, and recently it was this reason that Mike and Claudia Houpt travelled from Mississippi to Normandy. Mike’s wife Claudia wanted to visit Omaha as her father took part in the Normandy Campaign crossing Omaha Beach early

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Harley Davidson in Normandy

Matt Limb Battlefield Tours recently had the great pleasure of taking a group of Harley-Davidson Motorcycle owners to France and conducted a dedicated battlefield tour of the Normandy campaign of World War Two The group were the Hatters Chapter, a Harley Owners Group, or HOG,based around the Manchester & Stockport area of the UK, who wanted to do ‘something different’ on one their regular motorcycle

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Richard Todd Returns to Normandy

I recently had the great pleasure of taking a battlefield tour to Normandy which was made special by our guest, Mr Richard Todd. Richard Todd, the actor, may be better know for the part he played in films like,The Longest Day and as Guy Gibson in The Dambusters. But in his own right he had a distinguished military career. Richard parachuted into Normandy in the

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