D-Day Tour
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I took part in a Titan Tours tour of the D-Day Beaches from 19 - 22 May 2003, with Prof. Richard Holmes.  I have also been on WW1 tours and a summary of these is on my site for the York & Lancaster regiment.  As with the Somme trip, Richard's style and enthusiasm for his subject made the four days a very enjoyable and informative tour through the action that took place on the 6th June, 1944.

The trip was;  coach trip to Bayeux, and then people taking their own wander round the old town, and a few local kerb-side beers!  Richard gave a talk in the evening; day 1 was Pegasus Bridge, the British Beaches (Sword, Juno, Gold), Arromanches and the Longues Shore Battery, and another talk by Richard in the evening; day 2 was the Museum at Bayeux (excellent), Omaha and Utah beaches, Pointe du Hoc and then Sainte-Mer-Eglise.  The last day was a free morning in Bayeux with most people taking the time to visit the Bayeux Tapestry museum, then the trip home.
I'm off on a similar tour of Arnhem in September and Verdun next April, both with Richard Holmes.

One of the old houses in the old town of Bayeux.

Two shots in the beautiful Cathedral at Bayeux.