Anniversary Tours

Follow in the footsteps of Heroes

On an In The Footsteps®

Anniversary Tour in 2020

In The Footsteps have led tours to many of the major anniversaries of the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War and Second World War as well as specific anniversaries of some of the major battles in American, Australian, British, Canadian, New Zealand and South African Military History.

Dunkirk 80th Anniversary

Dunkirk 80th Anniversary Tour
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Operation DYNAMO took place 80-years ago between 27 May 1940 and 4 June 1940 and was the evacuation of large numbers of Belgian, British, and French troops who were cut off and surrounded by the German Blitzkrieg during the six-week Battle of France. Also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, it saw the evacuation of 338,226 Allied soldiers from Dunkirk by a hastily assembled fleet of over 800 vessels, many of which were the ‘small ships’, in just 8-days.

The BEF lost 68,000 soldiers during the disastrous French Campaign of 1940; it abandon nearly all of its tanks, vehicles, and equipment, and in his speech “we shall fight on the beaches” on 4 June Winston Churchill told the country that “we must be very careful not to assign to this deliverance the attributes of a victory. Wars are not won by evacuations.”

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D-Day 76th Anniversary

D-Day 76th Anniversary Tour
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76-years ago, on 6 June 1944, the Allied Armies came ashore on the beaches of the Calvados Coast of Normandy, France to begin the liberation of Northwest Europe. This day has gone down in history as a day that changed history and will forever be known as D-Day.

To commemorate the momentous events that took place on D-Day, 6 June 1944, In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours are pleased to offer you the chance to join them on our 76th Anniversary Tour. Our tour combine commemorative activity with a comprehensive tour visiting the battlefields of all five landing beaches and the two airborne landing zones. It will include visiting the major iconic sites at Sainte-Mère-Eglise, La Fière bridge and causeway, Brécourt Battery, UTAH Beach, Pointe-du-Hoc, OMAHA Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Longues-sur-Mer Battery, the 'Mulberry' Harbour, GOLD Beach, JUNO Beach, SWORD Beach, Pegasus Bridge, the Café Gondrée and the Merville Battery and Museum where your expert guide will tell you about the momentous events that took place on D-Day, 6th June 1944.

Your In The Footsteps® D-Day 76th Anniversary Tour will include attendance at some of the numerous re-enactments, ceremonies and festivities taking place in the area, and, adding flavour to these commemorative activities, there will be a vast array of World War II vehicles on display and in motion, plus parachute jumps, air shows and much more.

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The Bulge 76th Anniversary

Battle of the Bulge 76th Anniversary Tour
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The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest single battle fought by the United States in Second World War. It is the second most deadly battle in their history, the deadliest being the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne in the First World War.

It began on 16 December 1944 when Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model’s Army Group B, consisting of 13 Infantry Divisions and 7 Armoured Divisions, attacked along an 80-mile (130 kilometre) section of the front centred on the Ardennes. It was to be Adolf Hitler’s ‘Last Throw of the Dice’ in the west; his last effort to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Join our weekend 76th anniversary tour of the Battle of the Bulge and attend the events and re-enactments that are centred around the 'Nuts Weekend'. Your first day begins at Hollerath on the German-Belgium border where you will see the Dragon’s Teeth of the Siegfried Line before following in the footsteps of SS-Obersturmbannführer Joachim Peiper’s Kampfgruppe as they drive across the Northern Shoulder as the spearhead of the German assault. Your second day is spent at one of the events commemorating the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. In the morning of your final day you follow in the footsteps of Easy Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the Band of Brothers, in the defence of Bastogne. The remainder of the day is spent exploring the re-enactor camps and military vehicles on display before heading to your agreed drop-off location in the battlefield area.

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Page last updated: 24th February 2020