Why World War Two Battlefield Holidays Are Still So Popular
In 1939 the world was plunged into a conflict that would include just about every nation on the planet. The conflict of what was to become known as World War Two was to change the political nature of the entire world. It would see the first time that ‘Total War’ was used. It would produce horror,heroes and villains – and during its course would see some of the biggest battles of history occur on a number of continents.
the continued fascination with both the conflict and its eventual results has not dwindled and the popularity of these battlefield tours continues to rise. Specialised tour operators now offer services to the thousands of those with an interest in history and armed conflict.
Some of the most popular of these holidays are to the battlefields of Europe where many of the pivotal battles of the War took place. There are numerous options for those who want to delve deeply into the fateful days when battles took place.
The holidays that remain in demand cover a wide variety of subject matter. Some of the most popular cover the events of D-Day when ‘Operation Overlord’ took place. This was the Allied push into Europe when those landing on the beaches of Normandy had to endure murderous German fire. The tales of individual bravery and the strategy behind the invasion are still to this day the stuff of legend. Today,tours are hosted by experts in the field of military history. This was the largest amphibious invasion in human history,backed by paratroopers dropped far behind enemy lines. The tours cover many aspects – from the experiences of individual soldiers who came face to face with the horrors of modern warfare – to the logistics,planning and weapons which were used to liberate Europe. It remains a fascinating exploration of just how war affects each and every person that it touches.
There are other tours which follow the path taken by American and Allied troops after they had subdued the coastal defenses and faced some of the most savage fighting of the entire war (through the Bocage) as they pushed onwards towards Germany.
There are numerous other European World War Two Battlefield tours that provide those who want to know more about the various forces that were involved in the conflict and the battlefields where they faced off against each other. These include tours to the sites in Russia where the savage defense of Moscow took place as well as the battle of Stalingrad,all of which led to the eventual retreat of the German forces.
There are many other World War Two Battlefield tours that focus on the conflict in the Mediterranean,including the battle for Egypt and the battles between the Allies and the legendary Desert Fox.
Still further tour options cover those to the sites where the battle against Japanese forces took place. The Japanese capture of Singapore,Malaysia and Burma saw savage fighting with the British being forced from this Southeast Asian territory. It is a tour that highlights a fight against insurmountable odds – and how the battles changed the course of history.
The huge number of battlefield tours that can be undertaken is a testament to just how global the conflict of the Second World War was. They provide an insight into human nature,politics and the horrors of war. For anyone interested in history,a tour of this type is something well worthy of exploring.
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