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Soldier's names on the wall at Thiepval - CRTPicardie

Discover Picardy, France’s best kept secret

There are so many destinations in France that world renowned for amazing history, scenery, food, art, and architecture. Paris of course leads the way, but there are many other places in this incredible country that everyone knows about. Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley, Nice, Provence, Chamonix, Giverny, Chartres, and the list goes on and on. […]

Remember the Alamo

Remember the Alamo and honor Texas

Remember the Alamo There are several military history spots in the United States and abroad that are so essential to the soul of America and Americans that the name alone evokes powerful feelings. Normandy, Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, Lexington and Concord, and the Alamo are a few examples. These important battles highlight American resistance, bravery, and […]

Bastogne Belgium Battle of the Bulge

Nuts in Bastogne, Belgium at the Battle of the Bulge Memorial

On December 16, 1944, Germany made their last desperate attack in the west at the Battle of the Bulge. Tank divisions pierced through Allied front line defenses, but they were unable to break out to the sea and completely surround entrapped divisions as they hoped. In Bastogne, Belgium, elements of the 101st Airborne Division was […]

Arromanches Normandy France

Arromanches: A harbor that helped win a war in Normandy, France

During World War II, Allied planners prepared to invade France and breach Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. The German high command were certain they would strike at the Pas-de-Calais, which was the narrowest stretch of land across the English Channel between England and France. They did not think they would land in Normandy.  One of the reasons, […]