World War 2 touring ideas

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  1. dmurton

    dmurton Funster

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    We are thinking of touring World War 2 area from 5th March for a few days. I know its a bit early.
    This is the forst time ive used this forum so forgive me. Looking for Aires Camp sites Route suggestions places to visit in Motorhome etc. would be most appreciated.
     
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    My suggestion.
    Decide which sites your visiting.
    Use the camper contact app or website to select Aires in the relevant towns. (Use the ratings system for the better ones -works for us)
    Go and enjoy.
     
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    Gosh you're going to be busy!:laughing:

    The WW2 area covers the whole of Europe, North Africa, Russia, The Pacific, and SE Asia!:BigGrin:

    Quite a rally!:whistle2:
     
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    Depends which part of Europe you are going to. There are a lot of interesting sites around Calais, Normandy beaches are impressive as is the Pagasus Bridge museum near Caen.
    Give us a clue where you are going and you will get loads of suggestions.
     
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    Sorry everybody its northern france
     
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    I'm chasing me tail on this subject. :LOL:

    I posted this on the original thread:-

    Most of my bookmarks from previous Fun threads on Battlefield tours no longer work, maybe since Fun changed Servers but this one from the Telegraph has a few pointers though not necessarily for motorhome travel. As mentioned above Vicarious Books also publish a guide to the Great War and More, available for £4.99. Not sure if it's the same guide as I bought a year ago (it's in the van) but if so it was based on a tour the team had just done themselves and gives details of places to visit and, more importantly, Aires and parking places to visit the most important scenes of the wars.
     
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    Bastoyne in Belgium is worth a look around , its the area where the battle of the Bulge took place
     
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    N France - don't miss La Coupole, the V2 launch site at Wizernes. It's like a James Bond villain's secret base, but it has a serious side as well. There's a V1 control bunker site at Eperleques too, but I haven't visited that one yet.

    The Citadel at Arras has an unusual memorial to French civilians who faced WW2 German firing squads for various reasons - stone plaques lining the defensive moat where they were executed.
     
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    Pegasus Bridge is worth a visit nice museum also Normandy beaches image.jpg
     
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    Arromanches-les-Bains Nice Aire 10min walk to town remains off mulberry harbour IMGP6005.JPG IMGP6016.JPG
     
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    there are lots or Aires available - especially that time of year. You can park overnight in the car park of the Pegasas Bridge museum.
     
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    I would take in the 5 Normandy Beaches from Utah around to Sword and then take in the routes of the breakout towards Falaise (British) and St Lo (American) as those are fascinating too. After Falaise there was little to see until Arnhem in Holland. Enjoy
     
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    Utah Beach museum is very impressive, well worth a visit and also take a look at the small village inland, Sainte Mare Eglise, that featured in the film "The Longest Day" and played a significant part in the success of the Normandy Landings. There's a paratrooper still on the church roof!
     
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    There is so much to see, I enjoyed the Merville Battery, Longues Sur Mere, Pont Du Hoc, and Arromanche.

    La Coupole was very good but up near Calais and away from the Normandy Beaches

    This year I'm doing the V1 site above and Utah beach whilst on route to Brittany

    Belgium is also very good for military history sites
     
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    Archie checking out John Steele on the church at St Mer Eglise
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    Thank you every body does anyone know if sitescorvairesvarevopen from 5th March Normandy ww11 beaches
     
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