Western Front European trip set for May 2015



The history department at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is conducting a four-country trip to Europe to explore significant sites associated with the World War II and the Western Front. 

The 16-day trip, set for May 2015, will begin in London with visits to the Cabinet War Room, Grosvenor Square, the Imperial War Museum and the Churchill Museum. Following the Allied Campaign of 1944-1945, participants will then ferry across the English Channel, landing in Caen, France, to explore the beaches of Normandy, site of the Allied invasion in June 1944. 

After several days in Paris, the tour will proceed to Bastogne, Belgium site of the famed Battle of the Bulge. The tour will conclude in Germany with visits to Berlin. Munich and Dachau, the Nazi concentration camp, Salzburg, and the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s meeting house.   

The price will include airfare, lodging, land transportation while in Europe, several dinners, all daily breakfasts, and entrances into the designated sites. Registration for the trip is open now.  

For additional information on this trip, please contact Jennifer Murray, assistant professor of history, at 276-376-4609 or via email at: jmm5yd@uvawise.edu