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Summer 2014


In addition to visiting Key WWI sites in Belgium and France, the 2014-2018 The Great War Centenary Tour included the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the victory of William the Conqueror in the Battle of Hastings of 1066; a visit to one of France’s most iconic attractions: Mont Saint-Michel; Bruges, Belgium one of the best preserved medieval towns in all of Europe; as well as the beaches of the D-Day landings with visits at several German bunkers, the Pegasus Bridge, and the Arromanches landing site; and a visit the Omaha Beach site and museum before moving on to Pont du Hoc and St. Mere Eglise. For those who teach and study history, the tour included much that is relevant to the teaching of history. Also note that there was no attempt to visit any of the Eastern Front WWI sites.