1 Day American Beach and Battlefield Tour
ST MERE EGLISE - The first town to be liberated in the early hours of the 6th June 1944. The town was defended and fought over by the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. There are lots of stories in and around the town including John Steele who hung from the church steeple and was made famous by "The Longest Day" film.
At a small cost visit the AIRBORNE MUSEUM.
BOCAGE (HEDGEROWS) - Travel through the hedgerow countryside and listen to the stories, so that you get a better understanding of the hedgerows, and the solutions that they developed to over come the hazards of the bocage prior to the breakout of Normandy.
UTAH BEACH - This was one of the first beach landing on the morning of the 6th June 1944. Prior to the invasion, this beach is where heavy casualties were anticipated. Learn how leadership and the soldiers initiative would overcome the problems and make it one of the most successful beach landing.
POINT DU HOC - Deemed to be one of the toughest assaults during the second world war. Hear the story of how the 2nd Ranger Battalion lead by Colonel James Rudder managed to lead his men up the 100 ft cliffs against all odds, and managed to knockout the German defences, and hold off German counter attack until reinforcements arrived. Visit the bunkers and look at the devastation on the site which has been left as it was when the Rangers departed.
OMAHA BEACH - Learn about how the 1st Infantry Division and the 29th Infantry Division came ashore on this beach, and how they fell into the brutal hands of the Germans, and against all odds, overcame the problems before them, and after many hours of battle they managed to get a foot hold on this beach.
THE NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY - This amazing site is spread over 172 acres, and is the final resting place of 9387 of your American Service Men and Women.
You will be guided through the cemetery and hear some powerful and moving accounts of some of those laid to rest in this iconic, and beautiful and awe inspiring memorial.