With D-DAY MEMORY TOUR, you will experience an unforgettable adventure. Immersed in the heart of Normandy, in the region of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, you will travel back in time during the liberation of Europe in the summer of 1944. Equipped with the same uniforms as the American soldiers wore the day they landed on the coast of France, you will re-live their amazing journey using only the supplies they were given. Your platoon will travel by the paths used during the war and technical support will be present at all times.
In the American sector, reinforcements and support elements of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions were delivered by Waco and Horsa gliders during the 6th June to support the paratroopers who had landed in the early hours of D-Day on the Cotentin Peninsula. At 0119hrs, 52 CG-4A gliders were pulled aloft from Aldermaston airfield in England destined for Landing Zone E in Normandy under the auspices of Mission Chicago. Ten minutes later, a further 52 gliders took off from Ramsbury for Mission Detroit, destined for Landing Zone O.
You will have the assistance of a history expert to guide you through the different villages and museums. This unique experience requires members to be both physically and mentally prepared to adapt to similar unpredictable situations the soldiers encountered in 1944. At certain times during this trip a full immersion has been planned to help the participants fully understand history. Visits to an exceptional museum will also be part of this unique trek. To assure a full immersion in this extraordinary time, a guide or “Platoon leader” will guide you and your group to different places. At other times, you will have to navigate by yourself using the same materials and map of the time.
TANKS IN NORMANDY
The M4 Sherman is remembered as the tank that won World War Two. But as a fighting machine, it was easily outclassed by most of the German tanks it went up ...
It has only a weak firepower and a light armor against the German Tiger tanks. Indeed, it took on average 5 Sherman tanks to overcome a German Tiger tank.
On the other hand, the Allies had an impressive quantity of Sherman tanks, thus substitutes the quality by the quantity.
From the time, you register to your actual departure, you will receive many pieces of information explaining your mission. Just like the young soldiers enlisted in this war, you will experience their preparation as it was your own piece of history. This exclusive trip is not intended to be a “war-game” or a game of paintball. You will use the same roads and walk the same grounds the soldiers walked on in 1944 where courageous and selfless men shed their blood and lost their lives in the name of freedom. It is with great respect that you will explore each historic site and embrace history. Now that you are ready to embark in this inspirational journey, I invite you to read the program that awaits you.
Immerse yourself in history... immerse yourself in Normandy in the summer of 1944.