Soldiers & Spies
The National WWII Museum embarks on an exclusive seven-day tour of France, visiting sites from Alex Kershaw’s New York Times best-sellers The Bedford Boys and Avenue of Spies, with the author himself serving as featured historian. Guests get an up-close view of the beaches of Normandy, while hearing stories of sacrifice about the “Bedford Boys” who came ashore with Company A, 116th Regiment, 29th Infantry Division during the first wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Tour members also roam the breathtaking streets of Paris with Kershaw, who provides depth and context to the espionage that occurred there more than 70 years ago. You will stay in grand hotels, experience French hospitality at its most authentic and charming, enjoy great wine and cuisine at the most exclusive restaurants, and of course savor the stories of heroism and sacrifice that will stay with you long after you’ve sipped your last glass of champagne.
Paris Arrival and Transfer to Bayeux
Sainte-Mère-Église and Utah Beach
Vierville-Sur-Mer/The Bedford Boys: One Town’s D-Day Sacrifice
Operation Cobra & Bedford’s Final Fate in Normandy
Paris Arrival Following Kershaw’s Avenue of Spies
Liberation of Paris
Return to the US
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