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Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours

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Barry N wrote a review Dec 2019
Brussels, Belgium156 contributions23 helpful votes
I have seldom seen someone as passionate as Reg. A combination of interesting facts, personal stories and jokes made this an excellent trip. Thank you Reg!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jeff J wrote a review Oct 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah34 contributions
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Want a battlefield experience like no other? Then take a trip with Reg! He spent more time on the battlefields with the men who fought in these places than anyone around. If you can't hear a veterans story from him, why not hear it from someone who did, and was standing in the same spot on the battlefield when he told him that story? Not to mention how many family members of veterans and actors from the Band of Brothers show that he's toured with. We hired Reg for 2 days and he took the 4 of us all over the Bastogne area. Reg brought the history to life in a way I've never experienced. Standing in Foy looking at the tree lines where the men's foxholes still exist I could almost see the men running across the fields. I got chills hearing some of the stories of the men who fought in these places. Reg has a way of telling these stories that really bring the carnage and emotion of battle to life. Reg built flexibility into our tours as well which gave us chances to see more locations than just the more mainstream locations. Being a once in a lifetime trip I can't say thank you enough to Reg for making our days in Bastogne unforgettable. I hope I can come visit again, and in the meantime I'll recommend Reg to anyone and everyone I can!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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2cool4theroom wrote a review Oct 2019
Austin, TX240 contributions192 helpful votes
Our two day tour with Reg Jans Battlefield Experience exceeded all of our expectations. On Day One, Reg's colleague, Frank Gubbels, was our guide for the "Band of Brothers" tour. We learned so much about what the HBO series got right, and where they fudged a bit about what actually happened. To hike through the Bois Jacques; to see Winters' command post, Doc Roe's aid station, where Foxhole Norman ran for help, actual foxholes; Foy... the entire day was a dream come true. Day Two with Reg was just as good if not better. It turns out that our hotel was just around the corner from the aid station where nurse Renee Lernaire was killed - now it's a Chinese restaurant. On Day One we learned that she and Doc Roe never met. A few doors away, Reg pointed out von Rundstedt's former headquarters, and told us about Hitler's 1940 visit to Bastogne. When we told him that a friend's father had served with the 17th Airborne during the Battle of the Bulge, he took us to Flamierge, and gave us incredible insight to what those men endured - for the most part they are ignored by history. We saw the one location where German tanks briefly broke through the American lines - by a Roman road that led to the castle where Gen. Patton awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to General McAuliffe. We also saw the farmhouse where Germans delivered their ultimatum to surrender, and received Gen. McAuliffe's reply! Our heads are still spinning with all of our new knowledge and insights - but in a good way. I didn't realize that the Battle of the Bulge was the largest ground battle in the history of the US Army. And, I didn't realize just how awful it was. It's easier now for me to understand why so many members of the Greatest Generation could not talk about what they experienced during the War. If you are a World War II buff, this is hog heaven.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Dennis M wrote a review Jun 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania58 contributions12 helpful votes
We toured the Northern edge of the Bulge with Reg. His knowledge and first hand accounts from various veterans he befriended were truly amazing. Reg made you feel you were in the middle of the battle with his knowledge and ability to relate the conflict like it was just happening.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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enochs wrote a review Mar 2019
Monroe, Louisiana267 contributions42 helpful votes
We were with the WW2 Museum group from New Orleans, and this was under a Belgian Army building which withstood the battles. Our Guide, from Belgium, spoke perfect English, and got his Master's in Military History from LSU & Phd from Ohio State! He knew every inch of the vase & this center, which featured the Command post, Radio room, and storage spaces.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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