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Tour Guide Wanted D Day - Beyond the beaches.

May 24, 2014
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North Devon
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31,634
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Autosleeper Kingham
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Five years (i think)
I have been to Normandya few times now and worked my way around the WW2 battlefieds, beaches, cemeteries, museums etc but I would like to undertake a more in depth guided tour and was hoping that one or two funsters on here may have a recommendation that I could follow up.
I want the tour to concentrate on the actual inland battle ie Bluecoat, Goodwood up to Falaise etc and not on the actual landings.
Thank you in anticipation...
 

Cleve

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Aug 27, 2015
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France
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Hymer 654
There is an Août '44 route you can follow South of Falaise which I did part of last year. A lot of interest.

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I am sure you can google it and come up with a good plan. I was able to use free Aires around the route including by Carrefour at Falaise which was good but the "borne" was us and looked unlikely to be fixed.

Good luck, the more I see of it the more I know how little I know. I will be in the area from next weekend.

Cheers Clive
 
Jan 2, 2015
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Cumbria
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Burstner Solano t725
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since 2014

TheBig1

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Nov 27, 2011
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many many years! since I was a kid
the member you need to chat to is @Wildbill he is very knowledgeable about the military history of the area
 
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sylvester1954
May 24, 2014
527
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North Devon
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Autosleeper Kingham
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Five years (i think)
Sorry perhaps I wasnt very clear about my enquiry.
I am aware that there are a number of guided battlefield tours led by ex military and/or locals but most of them are based around the landings and the subsequent 24 hours.
I am looking for a guide with whom l can discuss in more detail the fieldcraft and actual reasoning behind the actions taken leading to the subsequent breakout.
I have read and digested a large number of books and maps already but need this to be interpreted onto the actual landscape.
 

TheBig1

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Nov 27, 2011
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Tootles would of been your man had he not been promoted recently. I stand by my previous suggestion, Bill is the man you need

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Cleve

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 27, 2015
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Hymer 654
You could consider contacting "le Memorial" at Caen. They should be able to put you in touch with someone for one to one style guiding.
 
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