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New ITINERARY FOR 2017 Commando Operations of WWII Featuring Dieppe, St. Nazaire & Normandy A new revised itinerary for 2017, as we follow the actions of British Commandos in their heroic raids in Operations Jubilee and Chariot, and their American Ranger counterparts in northern and western France. Day 1 Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then onward to our hotel in Rouen for two nights. Day 2 Operation Jubilee: The Dieppe Raid Today we look at the first major Allied attempt to effect a large scale landing on the French coast. In August 1942 Canadians and British commandos laid down the lessons for D-Day but at huge cost. We see the area where No. 3 Commando fought its actions on the flanks, and around Dieppe see the Canadian landing beaches, the bunkers that defeated them and look at the use of tanks. We also visit Dieppe War Cemetery. B Day 3 Saumur Tank Museum En route to St. Nazaire, we stop at the Saumur Tank Museum. We stay in St. Nazaire for two nights. B Day 4 The Greatest Raid of All Operation Chariot was the attack on St. Nazaire by Naval and Commando forces in March 1942 when HMS Campbeltown rammed the dock gates of the port used by German U Boats. We look at the raid, see the U Boat pens and visit the U Boat museum. In the afternoon we visit the British graves at Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery and the German War Cemetery at Pornichet. B Day 5 Atlantic Wall & U Boat Pens We visit the Grand Blockhaus Museum and at Lorient see the U Boat submarine pens. Travel to Caen for two nights. B Day 6 Maisy Battery, Pointe du Hoc & Eastern Flank In Normandy we look at the role of American Rangers and British Commandos. At the Maisy Battery we explore a newly preserved gun battery site attacked by the US Rangers. We then see Pointe du Hoc where Rangers assaulted the cliffs and visit the Rangers museum at Grandcamp. In the afternoon we follow the story of British commandoes on D-Day from Sword Beach to the Eastern Flank, visiting the Piper Bill Millin memorial and the Amfreville-Breville battlefield. B Day 7 Return home. B Included Meals: B=Breakfast For full hotel and itinerary details, visit www.leger.co.uk/tours/fgr 7 days from £629 U Boat Pens, Lorient Your Hotels You will stay for two nights at a minimum 2-star hotel in Rouen, followed by two nights at the 3 star Holiday Inn Express in St. Nazaire. You will then stay for two nights at either the 2-star Carline Caen Nord or Kyriad Caen Sud-Ifs in Caen. WORLD WAR II 1939-1945 Includes... • 6 nights hotel with continental 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) Rangers Memorial, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy Inside U Boat Pens St. Nazaire Silver Service Tour Code: 7FGRV Jun 5 2017 £629 Aug 12 2017 £629 Extras: optional excursions; entrance fees to museums and places of interest; travel insurance essential, call or see website for details; single room supplement £159. Maisy Battery Visit www.leger.co.uk/battlefields/tours for full tour details 35


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