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Oradour-Sur-Glane as it still exists today – preserved as it was in 1944 IWM Q5100 Life in the trenches Your Itinerary Day 1 Local departure by coach, then to the Rouen area for an overnight stay. Day 2 Operation GAFF & Pithiviers We leave Rouen and head first to La-Roche-Guyon. We look at the SAS mission (‘Operation GAFF’) to kill or capture General Erwin Rommel at his Headquarters at La-Roche-Guyon. We later continue to the Pithiviers area to Chambon-la-Foret Cemetery to see the grave of Major Ian Fenwick SAS who was killed in August 1944, and at Chilleurs-aux-Bois Cemetery are the graves of two SAS Troopers who were killed in a German ambush in August 1944. They were all part of ‘Operation GAIN’. After a lunch stop near Orléans, we continue to Limoges where we stay for two nights. B Day 3 Today we visit the remembrance village of Oradour-sur- Glane, scene of an infamous massacre of the villagers by German SS troops in 1944. The village has been left exactly as it was during the war. We learn about the events of this fateful day before returning to Limoges and the chance to visit the Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation in Limoges. You will also have time for shopping in the town. B Day 4 We spend time in the Brive-la-Gaillarde and Tulle area. We start with a look at the actions of one of the SOE agents, Violette Szabo, caught in a ‘sweep’ by elements of the 2nd SS ‘Das Reich’ Panzer Division. We then proceed onto Tulle where we will see the monument to the victims of this German unit as it passed this way on its march to Normandy. We will then pay a visit to the French Resistance Museum which is dedicated to Edmond Michelet, a renowned resistance fighter and politician, before travelling to Bordeaux and our hotel where we stay for two nights. B Day 5 Bordeaux & Operation Frankton Today we enjoy a visit to the city of Bordeaux and one of its Military Museums (Centre National Jean Moulin), with the chance to explore this important historical place. We also look at ‘Operation FRANKTON’, the mission by Royal Marines to destroy German shipping in the harbour in1942. B Day 6 We leave Bordeaux this morning and look at the SAS attempts to block the move north of the 2nd SS Panzer Division and the disastrous consequences it had for one of the Squadrons in the Verrières area near Poitiers and a visit to the Rom Communal Cemetery where many of them are buried. We continue to our hotel in the Paris area for the night. B Day 7 To Calais and return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast Your Hotels You will stay for two nights at the 3-star Ibis Limoges Nord or Ibis Limoges Centre and two nights in a minimum 3-star hotel in the Bordeaux area. Your overnight stay in the Rouen area will be in a minimum 2-star hotel, while your overnight stay in Paris will be in a city-style hotel. ‘Set Europe Ablaze’ – SOE, SAS & the French Resistance 7 days from £529 SPECIALIST BATTLEFIELD GUIDE ON EVERY TOUR SOE agent, Violet Szabo Resupply drop, France 1944 SAVE £40 SILVER SERVICE Tour ref: 7FSAV Apr 26 2014 £589 Jul 5 2014 £599 Aug 4 2014 £599 Oct 4 2014 £569 Prices are per person, based on two sharing. Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; single room supplement £169; travel insurance from £43.95. Oradour-sur-Glane Included in your tour 6 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast Specialist Battlefield Guide Battlefield visits as described Convenient local joining points see page 7 for your nearest Travel by Silver Service... for extra legroom & added benefits see page 3 for details Follow some of the early SAS missions, visiting the sites of action and paying tribute to the fallen. HU16541 34 WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 when you book before 30 Nov 2013. Quote Ref: EBM14


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