D-day 2012


Photo: US Coast Guard/National Archives

Celebrate the 68th anniversary of D-Day next June by joining Lycoming College alumni and friends on a 10-day European Battlefield Adventure in London, Normandy and Paris. Visit Churchill’s War Rooms and the Imperial War Museum to better understand the ingenuity and determination of those who planned the attack. Explore London at your leisure in the afternoon. Tour the Portsmouth D-Day Museum and board a cross-channel ferry to Normandy to see firsthand the skill and courage of the soldiers, sailors and paratroopers who invaded Normandy. Your guides, Lycoming history professor Dr. Bob Larson and retired Army Colonel Mike Ellicott, will spend three days walking you through the British and Canadian landing sites, the U.S. and German positions on OMAHA and UTAH Beaches, and the airborne landing zones near St. Mere Eglise. Optional side trips will allow you visit other cultural attractions in Normandy. The adventure will conclude in Paris with a trip to the French Army Museum and a farewell dinner cruise on the Seine. This unique opportunity to study the history, strategy and tactics of the defining battle of WWII through the eyes of a seasoned military historian and a veteran military officer is available for $3,199 per person (at current exchange rates) plus airfare and optional tours.

If you are interested in spending D-Day 2012 on OMAHA Beach, contact the alumni office at (570) 321-4134 or