Private & Customised WW2 Guided Battlefield Tours
MY BATTLEFIELD TOURS
Battle of The Bulge Tour, 3rd Reich Guided Tours, Third Reich Tours, Holocaust Tours, Normandy Beaches/D-Day Tours, Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich/Prague Tours, Hurtgen Forest Tours, Battle for Aachen Tours, Munich & Dachau Tours, Eagle’s Nest Tours /Obersalzberg Tours, Joachim Peiper Tours, Market Garden Tours & The Siegfried Line Tours.
THE ULTIMATE WW2 BATTLEFIELD TOUR EXPERIENCE!
My unique and exciting, private, customized, WW2 European Guided Tours, cater ideally and typically, for individuals, couples and for small groups.
Small bespoke tours are much more personal and interesting and a good way to make friends, or to share our mutual interest in WW2.
Come with me, to see Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, on the beautiful Obersalzberg, in stunning Bavaria, or see where the 101st Airborne fought in and around the Belgian town of Bastogne, as well as the notorious Dachau Concentration camp near Munich, Omaha Beach in Normandy, or Arnhem & Nijmegen in Holland
For larger groups, please email me to discuss your requirements at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or give me a call on +44 (0)7720 855690
I can offer large group tours, however, i need you to please give me plenty of notice and follow me in your own vehicles
If you are a veteran and fought in World War 2 in Europe – your tour will be free !!
STOLZEMBOURG On September the 11th 1944, the first American soldiers, since Napoleonic times, crossed the Our River, at Stolzembourg, in Luxembourg, into Germany, at this precise location, to probe defences of the German Siegfried Line (part of 5th Armored division)
THE ULTIMATE BATTLEFIELD TOUR EXPERIENCE !
I can email you one of my recommended 2 – 7 day, standard, customised, WW2 Guided Tour itineraries, together with prices, or if you prefer -you are welcome to suggest for how long, where, when and what you would like to see.
I will compile a full and exciting, action packed, bespoke tour to suit your requirements. A tour that you will never forget .
A one day tour is not enough ! You won’t see enough in only one day !
WW2 BATTLEFIELD HOLIDAYS
For the more adventurous, I am happy to design and escort you on a thrilling, action-packed, WW2 themed Battlefield tour, combining World War 2 locations with a general sightseeing tour, or combining cycling, hiking or kayaking tours (weather permitting), around towns, lakes and mountains and staying in beautiful Guesthouses/Hotels along the route
BATTLE OF THE BULGE TOUR
MALMEDY – The infamous “Malmedy Massacre”, near the Baugnez Crossroads, by members of the Waffen SS -including the actual location of the field, great monument & excellent museum.
I will tell you all about the terrible atrocity, that occurred here, on December the 17th, 1944, that resulted in the execution of 84 unarmed American soldiers, by Joachim Peiper’s men
Below: Location of just one of the many Stavelot civilian massacres by the S.S:
CELLE PANTHER TANK (optional). The damaged German Panther tank and the story of it’s demise at Celles- one of the last actions of The Battle of The Bulge. We then go for lunch nearby, in the beautiful little town of Dinant on the river Meuse, with it’s ancient hilltop castle and stunning panoramic views.
SHERMAN – The Sherman Tank at Beffe (Task force Hogan)
The S.S massacre of 8 unarmed American G.I’s, at the little village of Ligneuville, in the Ardennes and the story of the battle here. A look at the monument, to those who were executed behind the Hotel
Henri-Chappelle American Military Cemetery – with it’s immaculately tended graves of the fallen, including 3 Medal of Honour recipients and the grave of Brigadier General Frederick W Castle. 7,992 American soldiers are buried here, who fell in Europe during WW2.
The rows and rows of beautiful white headstones stretch out over 57 acres, in this beautiful and peaceful location.
Lommel German Military Cemetery, with over 38,000 graves – a silent sleeping army of young boys and men. Some who even fell fighting on Christmas Day!
Some infamous burials here also, including S.S, Kreigsmarine & Wehrmacht officer’s and soldiers
Below: Rick & Rachel from near Perth, Australia – standing next to “Dragon’s Teeth” of “The Westwall”, during a recent 2017 tour – following in Rick’s father’s footsteps during WW2
Hotton British Military Cemetery – a very tranquil location. Very moving !
The story of the fierce Battle Of the little villages of Manhay & Grandmenil over the freezing Christmas of 1944 – a beautiful location, with it’s tranquil ambience – once devastated by war.
Parker’s Crossroads and the story of what happened here against an overwhelming German counter-attack. An original German Panther Tank, that fought in this battle, (2nd S.S Das Reich Division), can be seen nearby in Grandmenil. Great for photos !
POTEAU – The fierce battles of the Poteau Crossroads, Recht, Beffe, Erezee, La Roche, Malempre, Rochelinval, Stoumont, St Vith, Trois Ponts, Vielsalm,Werbomont (82nd airborne), Wibrin & Wiltz
BASTOGNE & EASY COMPANY AT FOY
MARDASSON -The superb museums at Bastogne and the impressive and beautiful Mardasson Memorial.
BOIS JAQUES – The foxholes in the “Bois Jaques” forest, just outside the tiny village of Foy – where members of “Easy Company” (101st Airborne), dug in, before the heavy assault on the German positions in Foy. (Made famous in the “Band Of Brothers T.V series and book by Stephen Ambrose).
Air supply drop zones around Bastogne. Battle damaged Sherman tank in the historic “McAuliffe” town square, beautiful huge memorial etc
RECOGNE – The Recogne German military cemetery. Also, numerous American & German foxholes/trenches on the outskirts of Bastogne and an account of the devastating battles that occurred there.
The former location of the temporary American Cemetery & beautiful memorial
Lots of memorials in this area and a trip to the Bastogne Barracks (Heinz Barracks), – where Anthony McAuliffe’s “NUTS” phrase originated from) – Headquarters of the 101st Airborne, during the siege
Below: “K” Company foxholes (99th Infantry Division), on the Belgian/German border, near Krinkelt/Rocherath….
KING TIGER TANK AT LA GLEIZE
The true story of an execution of 3 young German S.S soldiers in winter 1944, including the actual execution site & gravesite (Operation Greif) They were executed, because they were dressed in American uniforms and were driving captured American jeeps
Dollinger’s abandoned King Tiger Tank at La Gleize/ Panther mkV & Sherman Tanks/ U.S half-track/ Heavy artillery pieces. An excellent museum here packed with original artefacts from the fighting around the town
Houffalize with it’s original German Panther tank and a discussion about the battle for the town and how the huge Panther ended up in the river
Losheim, Losheimergraben Crossroads & Lanzerath & the incredible story of Lyle Bouck & his platoon
The heavily fought & bloody battles for the picturesque Belgian town of Stavelot, the battle for the bridge & the tragic story, of the terrible massacre, of many of the towns innocent civilians , by the trigger happy WAFFEN S.S, as Peiper’s column advanced back and forth through the town. A tragic and heartbreaking story. Interesting “before and after photos” are shown here.
We will follow some (or all), of Kampfgruppe Joachim Peiper’s “Rollbahn ” route during the “The Battle of The Bulge”.
We start at the exact point, near the infamous Dragon’s teeth of the Westwall, where a huge column of tanks, artillery pieces, trucks and soldiers entered the forest, passing numerous American “Company K” fighting positions and foxholes, on either side of the trail and down to the Olef & Jansbach creeks.
OPTIONAL HIKE: We then climb the hill the other side of the valley, on route to Krinkelt & Rocherath. Severe battles took place all along this route.
It is a beautiful and exciting forest hike, surrounded by nature, following in the footsteps of the many brave men that fought here.
After reaching Krinkelt & Rocherath, to view the 99th Infantry aid station and various command posts, trenches, shell crators etc – from both the American’s and the German’s, we return to our vehicle and follow the rest of the route by car, that Peiper’s armoured column took, all the way to the final devastating battle at beautiful La Gleize.
CHENEUX & MALMEDY
An actual location, near Cheneux ,of where Peiper’s column was strafed by allied fighters is included on the above route, as well as the “Malmedy Massacre” location and Peiper’s command posts in the area.
Optional: From La Gleize, Belgium, (see above photo), we can hike the first part (2-3kms) of the exact 20km route, that Peiper’s 800 defeated, exhausted Panzergrenadiers took, to escape the American encirclement, on Christmas eve 1944. Another beautiful hike, through the pine forests of the Ardennes (duration 2 hours typically, but longer if required) Strenuous but very rewarding and superb views.
Below: An unexploded American hand grenade, that I found during a recent dig, in July 2017, in the Ardennes. Below this photo- a German gas mask (dated 1944) that I found in the same area in 2016.
My friend (one of our team members), found 3 German helmets in the same trench !! I personally found remains of a pair of German combat boots and traces of coal, used for making a fire
The Waffen S.S massacre and memorial at Honsfeld. A peaceful village now, but once a scene of terrible brutality, as Peiper’s column advanced through the Ardennes.
BULLINGEN – Bullingen Church, the former airstrip & location of the former and massive American fuel dump
The fierce battles around the twin villages of Krinkelt & Rocherath on the Belgian/German border, featuring the American 99th Infantry division and the German 277th Volksgrenadier regiment. Lots of battlefield evidence here
LUXEMBOURG (optional) -The wonderful Museum at Diekirch & The Battle for Clervaux
HEARTBREAK CROSSROADS & THE HASSELPATH MEMORIAL
WAHLERSCHEID – the notorious battle, centred around the Wahlerscheid Crossroads (Heartbreak Crossroad’s) on the Belgian/German border (large amount of foxholes, trenches, MG machine gun emplacements, twisted steel, destroyed bunkers here). So silent and eerie here ! I will show you the forest floor-still littered with shrapnel and battle debris.
HASSELPATH – the poignant Hasselpath Forest memorial (preserved trenches, aid-station, shell crators, command posts, foxholes etc). Both sides defended this forest at different times (99th U.S Infantry Division) and incredibly fierce battles took place here. A lovely monument stands nearby to 2 fallen soldiers – one American & one German, who’s missing bodies, were discovered decades later
Below: Looking over into Luxembourg, over the Sauer River, at Bollendorf, Germany
Optional: The Battles in and around the Luxembourg town of Wiltz & memorials
The Sauer River crossing location at Bettendorf (5th Infantry Division)
Ettelbruck & the General Patton museum
The River crossing at Weilerbach
Stolzembourg – Where the 1st American patrol entered Germany
A visit to the American Military Cemetery in Hamm (Luxembourg) to see “Patton’s” Grave and graves of some of the “Band of Brothers”
Sandweiler German Military Cemetery
Below: The Battle of the Bulge Tour: – The German Panther Tank at Grandmenil:
Extra locations of historical interest in Belgium:
Fort Eben Emael & museum- A formidable fortress with a very interesting story of Otto Skorzeny’s paratroopers took it in a daring, carefully planned attack
Fort Breendonk – Notorious & brutal Nazi Concentration Camp for Belgian Jews & political Prisoner’s
3RD Reich Tours
THIRD REICH IN FLAMES TOUR
The Dragon’s Teeth and German defences of “The Westwall” or “Siegfried Line” (some of which show the ravages of battle)
The infamous & bloody Battle of Aachen – inc the massive air-raid bunkers-peppered with artillery shell holes and small arms fire.
Aachen was the first German city taken by the allies. Artillery positions, remains of foxholes and bunkers, former German and American command posts etc. Julicher Strasse and the story of the tram. Crucifix Hill.
Then a trip to the nearby towns of Rott & Roetgen to explore the German defences and the first allied crossing point of the “Westwall” by American troops. (Taskforce Lovelady).
I will show you some of the impressive Dragon’s teeth here and exploded bunkers.
The Battles and German defences around the German towns of Reisdorf, Bollendorf & Wallendorf on the Sauer River, on the German/Luxembourg border (German observation posts and Bunkers) inc one that Hitler himself visited (according to locals)
The Bettendorf River crossing -Luxembourg
A WAFFEN S.S Shooting range for training Concentration Camp Guards (SS TOTENKOPF), hidden deep in the woods and the range walls are raked with bullet holes ! A historical location.
Nearby is a former S.S Kaserne. Great photos here ! This is where the concentration camp guards were stationed and trained.
A huge and now derelict former German Helmet Factory (QUIST)
Numerous fortified Bunkers of The Westwall, including MG machine-gun embrasures and escape hatches. Some even have some of their original green camouflage paint on the exteriors! and camo netting steel fixings
Slit trenches / communication trenches / aid stations & foxholes
Concentration Camps with watchtowers, electrified barbed wire fences, cellblocks, gallows, gas chambers, main gates (Jourhaus), kitchens, factory buildings, disused railway ramps, Kommondant’s villas, prisoner barracks, execution pits, human experiment buildings, museums – including Dachau, Buchenwald, Flossenburg, Ravensbruck & Sachsenhausen and more
Former Kommandant’s Villas, SS accommodation, barracks & vehicle garages
Himmler’s former family home on Lake Tegernsee
The exact location on Lake Tegernsee where Hitler arrested Ernst Rohm and his colleagues
Former railway deportation ramps, where thousands of Jews were transported in incredibly cramped conditions, starving and desperate for water -to the death camps of Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, Belzec, Dachau, Flossenburg, Sobibor, Terezin & Treblinka etc
U-Boat pens – huge concrete structures, heavily damaged by air-raids, but still largely intact
The notorious Colditz Castle (Schloss) and the evidence of numerous escape attempts. P.O.W accomodation, theatre, exercise park, former disused railway station etc
The remains of the infamous Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, over the Rhine (depicted in the Hollywood film) and excellent museum, plus the memorials in the town
The Dams of The Ruhr, targeted by The legendary 617 “Dam Busters” squadron, including the Eder, Moehne and Sorpe. The Story of Operation Chastise and Barnes Wallace/Guy Gibson)
One of Hitler’s armoured black Limousines
Former Jewish slave labour Factories including one that produced V1 & V2 Rockets and another that tried to extract gas oil from shale
The former MAUSER WERKE factory, where hundreds of thousands of K98 German rifles were manufactured
Bomb crators and shell holes
The huge and impressive Nuremberg Courthouse, including the original bench that Goering, Hess, Ribbentrop and Speer etc, sat on during the trial and a look at the Hotel where Hitler used to stay and address the massive, adoring crowds, from his balcony. We have lunch or evening dinner in the beautiful old town.
Grave locations of top German dignitaries, including Field Marschal’s Erwin Rommel, Walter Model, Joachim Peiper, Reinhard Heydrich, Albert Speer, Fritz Todt, Sepp Deitrich, Heinz Guderian , Jodl etc
An Ampitheatre, for propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbel’s- which was purpose built by the Nazis in the mid 1930’s and could hold up to 20,000 people
The top-secret, former front line field headquarters of Adolf Hitler including accommodation bunkers & bodyguard accommodation
Adolf Hitler’s residences, in the snow-capped mountains of beautiful Bavaria– The Berghof & The Eagle’s Nest. Breathaking alpine scenery !
The Obersalzberg in Bavaria, where all the top Nazis had residences, including original guardhouse locations, allied bomb crators, SS bodyguard accommodation (now a restored hotel) and deep underground air-raid bunkers, complete with MG machine-gun emplacements , impregnable walls, original ventilation pipework & bullet & shell scarred walls
Where Hitler took his daily walk to the Teehause, on the Mosslahnerkopf – a secret, idylic pine forest hike in Bavaria, with incredibly beautiful mountain scenery, with his secretary’s and top Nazis including Speer, Himmler, Ribbentrop, Goering etc. An awesome location for photographs !
Where Adolf Hitler was imprisoned in Landsberg and exact photo location of where Hitler stood outside the city wall when he was released. Many Nazi war criminals were executed here
DURNBACH CWGC Allied bomber crew Military Cemetery near Bad Tolz
Route of a “TODESMARCH” (Death march) by allied prisoner’s and Jewish concentration camp prisoner’s, including an impressive memorial
The “HOFBRAUHAUS” Beer Kellar in Munich, where Hitler made his infamous early speeches – still in use today ! Great to have a beer here !
Munich University & the tragic Sophie & Hans Scholl story (The White Rose Resistance Group)
The site of the former Fuhrerbunker in Berlin & the Holocaust memorial, built on top of Goebbel’s bunker. Hitler spent the last few months of his life and committed suicide here in 1945 – deep underground in a huge, damp concrete bunker.
Battle scarred buildings, monuments & bridges in Berlin
Original marble from the destroyed Reich Chancellery building in Berlin
The first Soviet T34 Tanks to enter the centre of Berlin
Stalag Luft 111 – The Allied p.o.w camp- famously depicted in the Hollywood film – “The Great Escape” including train station and museum.
Below: The location of Hitler’s “BERGHOF” ruin on the Obersalzberg, Bavaria (Bayern)…..
The battle scarred facade of the once majestic and huge former Anhalter Bahnof railway station in central Berlin and nearby huge air-raid bunker, destroyed by allied bombs
The Zeppelinfeld Nazi party grounds and Ehrenhof in Nuremberg, where annually, the Nazis held their huge ceremonial rallies to the masses and where Hitler addressed up to 250,000 people
The impressive Olympic Stadium in Berlin, with original Olympic bell and original train station
Goering’s massive Air ministry building in Berlin (Luftwaffe Headquarters)
Remnants of the cell block from the former Gestapo headquarters in Berlin and museum nearby
Wehrmacht Headquarters & the Stauffenberg plot/execution yard/memorial etc, Berlin (July Plot and attempted assassination of Hitler)
Former airfields used by the Luftwaffe- inc Templehof etc with it’s original, huge, Third Reich eagle’s head, displayed outside
The building & now museum- where the German surrender was signed reluctantly, in 1945,by Field Marshal Keitel, in the Berlin suburbs
Former locations of slave labour factories and aircraft manufacture plants
The Wannsee Villa , where the “final solution to the Jewish question” was discussed and finalised, by Heydrich & Eichmann etc.
Below: Just a fraction of some of the stunning views you will see, during my “THIRD REICH IN FLAMES TOURS”……
Carinhall – location of Goering’s lavish former residence, deep in the forest, which was destroyed, as the allies advanced towards Berlin
Fascinating museums with numerous artefacts
The courthouse building location, where the Kommandant (Josef Kramer) and female S.S guards of Bergen Belsen (inc Irma Gresse), were sentenced and hanged by Hangman Albert Pierrepoint
Allied bomber crash sites & memorials & Luftwaffe fighter & bomber crash sites
British & American air force cemeteries
Former Third reich Eagles, still displayed on many old buildings
Former gigantic, fortified Flak towers for defending allied air raids including the remains of the massive Humbolthain Flak tower (one of 4 that defended Berlin from allied planes). A friend of mine used to be a 17 year old soldier on this Flak Tower, so I have some nice stories to tell you about.
Prison torture chambers & cells
Hotels where Hitler stayed and where he stood on balconies addressing the masses
Railway stations where Hitler arrived at
Hitler’s former residences in Munich
Former Gestapo headquarters buildings and cell blocks
The grave locations of Fritz Todt & Reinhard Heydrich in Berlin
Himmler’s suicide location
Himmler’s mythical Wewelsburg S.S Castle
The location of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s forced suicide, monument, his family home and his grave
The secret location in the forest, where MESSERSCHMITT ME262 fighter jets were manufactured and assembled, using Jewish slave labour, before being towed to the nearby Luftwaffe airfield
The castle where the blockbuster film “Where Eagles Dare” was filmed, starring Clint Eastwood
Locations from the epic Hollywood film “The Great Escape” starring Steve Mcqueen, Charles Bronson, James Garner, James Coburn, Richard Attenborough etc, in beautiful Fussen, with it’s “magical” castle. Stunning scenery here !
The town where notorious S.S doctor Josef Mengele (The so-called “Angel of Death”) was born and the Mengele Tractor factory
Former Euthanasia facilities, memorials to the victims and Castles (The Aktion T4 programme). Graffeneck, Hartheim, Hadamar etc.
“D-DAY/NORMANDY BEACHES” TOUR
Omaha Beach and it’s mass of German defensive bunkers, trenches, machine-gun nest positions, remnants of the pebble ridge & monuments. Individual stories of heroism will be relayed here on the beach
The exact location, where the allied fleet was first spotted on D-Day and the story of the officer who saw and reported it
Utah Beach with it’s excellent museum and German personell bunkers, defence bunkers and Tobruk’s, monuments etc, Sherman Tank, U.S half-track
The story of “The Big Red One” in Normandy – The American 1st Infantry Division, including locations where they fought and monuments, graves etc
Sword Beach, Gold Beach & Juno Beach – monuments, tanks, field guns, destroyed bunkers several excellent museums
Arromanches – with remains of the “Mulberry Harbour” that was built to bring in supplies and equipment to the landed troops
Port en Bessin – German defences, blockhouses and trench systems and excellent museum of wrecked military vehicles and field guns, recovered from the sea
Pointe-du-Hoc – massive bomb crators and destroyed German pillboxes and the story of Colonel Rudder’s Ranger Battalion that took this position, in a highly trained and dangerous, daring mission
The German Gun Battery at Longues-sur-Mer. Still intact with it’s huge guns and observation bunker, overlooking the invasion beaches
The field near Brecourt Manor, where Major Richard Winters & his “Band of Brothers” destroyed a vital German gun battery
The massive Azeville Gun Battery (photo below)
The Immaculate Colleville-sur-Mer American Military Cemetery and museum/monument, above Omaha Beach. Individual soldier’s graves will be discussed here as we pay our respects to the fallen. A detailed inspection of WN62 (The largest German defensive position above Omaha Beach). Plus a visit to Brigadier Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Junior’s grave (Medal of Honor recipient)
The Merville Gun Battery- with it’s cluster of bunkers and fortifications – heavily defended on D-Day
The original Pegasus Bridge, the replacement bridge & The Gondree Cafe location, including monuments & great museum, including replica Horsa glider
The amazing “Dead Man’s Corner” Museum near Carentan, with it’s “Band of Brothers” -Easy Company displays and uniforms, inc the actual uniform, worn by Major Richard “Dick”Winters
Saint- Marie du Mont & church
Saint-Come-du-Mont & church
Beautiful statue/memorial , in honour of Major Richard Winters
The huge German Military Cemeteries of Orglandes and La Cambe, inc a visit to see Panzer ace -Michael Wittmann’s grave and the grave of the first German General killed on D-Day
St Mere Eglise Church & excellent museum
Ranville British Military Cemetery
The huge St Marcouf (Crisbecq) German Gun Battery, observation bunker and hospital Bunker, near Utah Beach. This battery engaged the allied fleet off Utah Beach on D-Day
“Purple Heart Lane” – Carentan – the bridges & the location of Lieutenant Robert Cole’s infamous bayonet charge. Fantastic memorial here !
82nd Airborne’s General James Gavin’s Foxhole, impressive monument & the La Fiere bridge battle location.
Drop zones of the 101st Airborne paratroopers
The above locations are well known……i cannot list all the little less well known locations that i will show you, as they will be copied by my competitors.
TRAGEDY OF THE HOLOCAUST TOUR
(Main locations listed only) – I will show you lots of smaller, remote locations- such as railway deportation stations, subcamps, derelict factories, death march locations, SS training camps, former p.o.w camp locations, slave labour quarries.
Former S.S accommodation and Kommandant’s villas, execution sites, museums, memorial stones, factory tunnels, prisons, torture methods and implements, cell blocks, gallows, railway carriages that carried the Jews, hospitals and Euthanasia centres etc etc…..
CONCENTRATION CAMPS “K.Z’s”- (KONZENTRATION LAGERS) & DEATH CAMPS:
AMSTERDAM (Anne Frank -Holland)
AUSCHWITZ 1 (Poland)
AUSCHWITZ 11 BIRKENAU (Poland)
AUSCHWITZ 111 MONOWITZ (Poland)
BERGEN BELSEN (Germany)
BREENDONK (Fort) (Belgium)
DACHAU (Southern Germany)
GROSS ROSEN (Poland)
KRAKOW GHETTO LOCATIONS/GHETTO WALL SECTION/DEPORTATION LOCATION & OSKAR SCHINDLER FACTORY (MUSEUM) “SCHINDLER’S LIST” FILM LOCATIONS… (Poland)
LIDICE (Czech Republic)
MITTELBAU DORA – former V1 & V2 rocket manufacturing underground factories (Germany)
NATZWEILER STRUTHOF (France)
PLASZOW CAMP (POLAND) Inc evil Kommandant Amon Goeth’s former Villa & S.S officer’s house
THERESIENSTADT -TEREZIN (Czech Republic)
OPERATION MARKET GARDEN TOUR
Margraten American Military Cemetery & Lieutenant Robert Cole’s grave (Medal of Honor recipient)
Joe’s Bridge, the position of the German defences & the factory
“HELL’S HIGHWAY” -The location where the first Sherman tanks were destroyed and where the German positions were strafed by Typhoon aircraft sorties
Valkenswaard Allied Military Cemetery inc Sergeant Major – W.J Parkes grave (Irish Guards)
Valkenswaard town square
Eindhoven “Screaming Eagles” Monuments
The Dommel road bridge on “Hell’s Highway” (route taken by XXX Corps)
The Son Bridge over the Wilhelmina Canal and the attack route of the 107 Panzer Brigade
Best, Saint Oedenrode, Veghel & Uden
Uden CWGC Military Cemetery
Grave Bridge & the battle scarred German defensive bunkers around it (plus the nearby drop zones of the 82nd Airborne
The Nijmegen road & rail bridges, bunkers and former roadblock. Lent church.
The German defensive positions around Nijmegen Bridge, inc the Hunner Park & the Valkhof
Memorials to Dutch Resistance member & hero – Jan Van Hoof and the tragic story of his execution, plus a visit to his grave
Camp Vught (Concentration Camp)
Kurt “Panzer” Meyer’s Headquarters
Nijmegen Bridge & The River Waal crossing location
A BRIDGE TOO FAR
The Arnhem road Bridge (The John Frost Bridge)
The Jonkerbos CWGC Allied Military Cemetery
Brigadier Hackett’s foxholes and the Wolfheze “jeep culvert”
The Ginkelse Heide drop zone and other important drop zones near Wolfheze
Oosterbeek British defensive positions (The Perimeter)
Oosterbeek CWGC British Military Cemetery
The Driel river crossing
The Tafelberg Hotel (Model’s 2nd command headquarters during the battle)
The ambush location of German General Major Kussin’s staff car
The Kate Ter Horst House location
The St Elisabeth Hospital
The alleyway and house where General Roy Urquhart hid from the German’s after getting separated from his men
The Lonsdale Church & memorial
Part of the escape route, from the church, to the lower Rhein River, of Frost’s men
The Hartenstein Hotel (formerly Model’s Headquarters). Great museum !
Private Joe Mann memorials in and around Best & location of where he was killed (medal of honor recipient)
Lancaster Bomber crash monument
The Eerde Windmill & memorial
Lieutenant Robert Cole’s memorial at Best & location where he was tragically killed
Drop zones of the 101st & 82nd Airborne paratroopers
Below: German dog tags, found in the River Rhein, under the collapsed Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen
Below: WW2 shrapnel damage on the WW1 monument at Remagen:
HELL OF THE HURTGEN FOREST TOUR
The former Wildesau Minefield location
Field Marshall Walter Model’s grave
Aid station in the Kall Valley
The Kall Trail hike
Merode – German trenches, Merode Castle, bullet scarred house and the Eric Fisher Wood story & memorial
The Der Buhlert Bunkers
German Military Cemetery near Vossenack
The Brandenberg/Bergstein Ridge
Raffelsbrand Road Junction Bunkers & trench systems
Remnants of ” The Westwall” (Dragon’s Teeth)
Roetgen (Norman “Dutch” Cota’s command post)
Hill 400 Bergstein
Hill 203 Heistern
Strass & Hill 375
American & German field graves and memorials
BATTLE FOR BERLIN TOUR
The huge original façade of the former Anhalter Bahnhof, where Hitler would sometimes arrive at in Berlin by train
The famous Brandenberg Tor (gate)
Former location of the Adlon Hotel
One of Goering’s actual Luftwaffe uniforms (the one he was captured wearing)
Former location of Spandau Prison, where Rudolf Hess was imprisoned and where he died
The “Bendlerblock” (Former Wehrmacht Headquarters & site of the Stauffenberg & co- conspirators executions)
The Moltke Bridge
The location of where the Fuhrer bunker was located
The Jewish memorial (above Joseph Goebell’s bunker)
The Olympic Stadium & famous Bell
The Lichterfelde barracks
The Victory Tower
Massive air raid shelter bunker
The Humbolthain flak tower
The former Air Ministry building (Goering’s Luftwaffe Headquarters)
Remains of the cell block at Gestapo Headquarters
Remnants of the Berlin Wall
Karlshorst Villa -Museum (the location where Keitel reluctantly signed the German surrender)
The Luftwaffe Museum
The CWGC British Military Cemetery (R.A.F)
The load body (Germania)
Templehof Airport & Third Reich Eagle
The Seelow Heights & memorial
Soviet Memorial with T34 tanks & artillery pieces
Plotzensee Prison, where thousands who opposed Hitler were executed (inc those implicated in the July 1944 bomb plot)
The former location of “The People’s Court” (Roland Freisler)
Heydrich’s grave location
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
Original marble from the former Reich Chancellery
A deportation railway station, in Berlin, where the Jews were sent to the Concentration camps
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp & execution pit, Jourhaus, crematorium etc
Ravensbruck Concentration Camp & crematorium etc
Bullet scarred buildings etc.
“ASSASSINATION OF HEYDRICH”/OPERATION ANTHROPOID/PRAGUE TOUR
The Heydrich family Villa, outside Prague
The daily route by Mercedes, that Heydrich took into Prague
The Hradny Castle
The Opera House, where Heydrich was the night before the assassination attempt
The location of the assassination attempt, memorial, the escape route and shoot-out
The actual Sten gun used during the operation
The hospital where a mortally wounded Heydrich was taken to
The safe houses used by the Czech assassins
The Charles Bridge and the route of Heydrich’s funeral procession to the central station
The Church & it’s crypt where the Czech assassins were hidden, before being surrounded by the S.S and the story of the battle and the desperate escape attempt. Museum visit etc
Theresienstadt (Terezin) Transit Camp
The tragedy of Lidice and Lezaky inc memorials & museum
The Execution grounds and memorial – where hundreds of Prague’s citizens were executed in mass reprisals, under Hitler’s orders