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D-Day Historian - Paul Woodadge

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Address: Place du Quebec, 14400, Bayeux, France
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Tours of the D-Day beaches and battlefields of Normandy for history-buffs...

Tours of the D-Day beaches and battlefields of Normandy for history-buffs and passionate travellers who want a detailed look at the historical areas, visiting not just the famous sites, but places off the beaten path that are often overlooked.

Paul Woodadge is also an author and military consultant for TV shows and projects about the DDay landings and battle of Normandy.

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We did the two-day American Experience tour with Paul and it was simply amazing! Paul is incredibly knowledgeable about all facets of D-Day. If you're serious about understanding... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2015
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

We did the two-day American Experience tour with Paul and it was simply amazing! Paul is incredibly knowledgeable about all facets of D-Day. If you're serious about understanding more about the American beaches and the paratroopers on D-Day, this is the tour. You won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed September 11, 2015

Go on this tour! and do 2 days if you can! We originally planned on a 1 day tour but when some teenage boy said this tour was life changing, we booked 2 days and are so pleased that we did. My 13 yr old daughter who previously had absolutely no interest in WWII history was immediately engaged by Paul.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

We took the one day Band of Brothers Tour, and it was fantastic! Paul picked us up in his van at our hotel in Bayeux, and we spent the day touring all the sites made famous by the Stephen Ambrose book and the HBO mini-series. Paul was able to get us into places not generally accessible to the public. He... More 

1 Thank Peteydog12
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

We spent two full days with Paul, and it was the highlight of our trip. His historical knowledge is encyclopedic, and having personally interviewed the participants in D-Day, he is able to bring to life their extraordinary work. His tour includes many things that are not seen by most people since they are not on the beaten path. Paul was... More 

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New Hampshire
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Reviewed June 19, 2015

My Uncle and I went into our two day tour with prior knowledge of the Allied effort, and Paul instinctively knew where to take us and how to help us gain a better understanding of the events that took place. This man has earned our complete respect as a true historian and truth seeker of WWII history. We're already planning... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed June 11, 2015

We waited for over a year to book a two-day American Experience tour with Paul. Extensive research about Normandy tours led us to Paul and the experience was even better than we had anticipated. If you want to stand in the places where battles were held, where soldiers are buried, and where history and heroes were made, visit them with... More 

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Tulsa, OK
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Reviewed June 5, 2015

Seeing the Normandy beaches and battlefields of the first few days of Operation Overlord was the reason that we visited France, and we set out to find the very best tour guide that we could get. We are very happy to say that we were totally successful in finding just that. We can't imagine anyone being more knowledgeable about this... More 

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Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Paul's enthusiasm and knowledge is only exceeded by his amazing way he was able to breathe life into the events of D-Day and the days after. I felt like I was there with a few of the Canadian soldiers and what they may have thought while going through the highs and lows at the time. Many Thanks Paul for an... More 

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Reviewed May 9, 2015

We toured with Paul 3 years ago and were so impressed we wanted to come back. Just finished another 2 day tour and it was fabulous. Paul's knowledge and enthusiasm were unbelievable.He makes the stories come alive- his recollection of detail is astounding. But most impressive is his absolute passion for telling these stories. He breaks the huge campaign down... More 

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Reviewed April 28, 2015

We (my wife and two daughters, 12 and 10) recently returned from France, where we spent Spring Break. When we were planning the trip, I told my wife that we had to visit Normandy and tour the battlefields. This had been a dream of mine for a very long time. My brother and his family had Paul as their tour... More 

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