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New FOR 2017 Iron Mike, La Fiere WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 7 days from £599 Includes... • 6 nights hotel with breakfast • Specialist Battlefield Guide • Battlefield visits as described Plus... • Local joining points (see page 55 for your nearest) • Entrance to museums and places of interest (extra cost) Pegasus Bridge Ranville War Cemetery Executive Coach Tour Code: 7FDPV Jul 3 2017 £599 Aug 28 2017 £599 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £159. D-Day – Portsmouth & Normandy D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on 6th June 1944, is arguably one of the greatest stories of the Twentieth Century. A force of more than 100,000 Allied troops were put ashore and it marked the beginning of the end of the Nazi regime. Join us on a fascinating journey as we start with D-Day related visits in Britain before following the same route into the beaches as the invasion force did in 1944. This is the ultimate D-Day tour for those wanting to understand this vital day in our history. Day 1 Tangmere Aviation Museum Local departure by coach or Door-to Door service then travel to Kent where you meet your tour coach and specialist guide. Our tour begins at Tangmere Aviation Museum in West Sussex from where the 2nd Tactical Force flew into Normandy on D-day. After we continue to Portsmouth for an overnight stay. Day 2 D-Day sites, Southwick House This morning we visit the Portsmouth Memorial, which commemorates Naval personnel who fell on D-Day and then go to Southwick House (access subject to approval by the MOD) where the Allied Commanders met to discuss plans for D-Day. Here we see the famous D-Day wall map. We then take an afternoon ferry to Normandy and onto our hotel in Caen for a five-night stay. B Day 3 The Airborne Story We focus on the actions in the early hours of D-Day, visiting Pegasus Bridge and its museum and then the Drop and Landing zones. We continue to the Airborne graves at Ranville, the important Breville Gap and then the superb Merville Battery Museum. B Day 4 America’s D-Day We follow the American story. Highlights will include: • Dead Man’s Corner museum with its unrivalled collection of Airborne memorabilia. • Landing area of the 82nd and 101st Airborne • Iron Mike memorial • St. Mere Eglise • Utah Beach. B Day 5 Britain’s D-Day We continue our look at the British sector. Highlights will include: • Sword Beach • British graves at Hermanville War cemetery • Hillman Bunker site where the Suffolk regiment fought • Juno and Gold Beaches looking at the story of Stan Hollis-Victoria Cross winner • Mulberry Harbour remains at Arromanches. B Day 6 Bayeux to Pointe du Hoc This morning we begin at Bayeux seeing the War Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing before going to Longues sur Mer to the gun battery site that threatened the British landings: it is one of the few where the guns still remain and was used in the filming of the Longest Day. After lunch in Port en Bessin, where the Pipeline Under The Ocean (PLUTO) came in, we visit the Normandy American Cemetery before visiting the massive Overlord Museum with its tanks and life-size recreations of D-Day. We then travel down on to Omaha Beach looking at the real story of Saving Private Ryan. We end the day at Pointe du Hoc where the Rangers assaulted this gun battery site which threatened the landings on Omaha. B Day 7 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tour/fdp Your Hotels You will stay for one night at the 3-star Ibis Portsmouth in the centre of the city. You will then stay for five nights at the 2-star Carline Caen Nord, the hotel has a bar, restaurant and lift. Visit www.leger.co.uk/battlefields/tours for full tour details 31


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