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200 days of Battle for the Rhine

Operation Market Garden – Battle of The Scheldt – Liberation southern part Netherlands – Hürtgen Forest – Battle of the Bulge – Alsace/Lorraine – Veritable/Blockbuster – Colmar Pocket – Rhine Crossings at Wesel, Remagen, Frankfurt en Worms – and more …

Join us as we visit the places that between September 1944 and March 1945 were the scene of heavy battles west of the river Rhine. In approximately 200 days the Allies finally crossed the river Rhine in full strength and were able to finally defeat Nazi Germany. Discover the operations and former battlefields with us, including well known and ‘off the beaten track’ locations and stories that shaped the outcome of World War Two. Hear, see and learn what it was like to experience this period in history at the locations where history was made.

Highlighted tours

  • Private tour - full day
  • Private tour - full day
  • Private tour - full day
  • Private tour - full day

    5 star review  Erg goede dag gehad met Edwin en een volle bus. Zelf een Helmonder geboren in Geldrop, dan denk je alles in de regio wel te kennen! Niet dus. Van kogelgaten in Nuenense huizen tot een hoofdkwartier in Tongelre. Erna richting de Betuwe, waar we oa bij Crossroads waren en bij de hoeve van de Dick Winters-foto. Zeer deskundige gids met mooie verhalen. Hoop nog een keer zoiets te doen maar dan in de Ardennen. Edwin, heb je net genoemd op onze fb-pagina USA365 .nl met bijna 10.000 fans 🙂 Thx voor een goeie dag.

    Perry Vermeulen Avatar Perry Vermeulen
    8 May 2017

    star rating  December 3, 2016
    We hired Edwin Popken of Battlefield Discovery Tours to act as our guide while visiting the Ardenne region of Belgium in late October of this year. ... read more


Our services

Whether you are interested in a private tour, a presentation, lecture or seeking historical consultancy, Battlefield Discovery is your expert contact for World War Two in Northwestern Europe between September 1944 and March 1945.

Most locations, whether famous or less known, still reveal the scars of battle within the landscape. Written official histories, personal stories, local historical knowledge together with traces of war give us a full insight into WW2 history. By combining these elements, history becomes more than just a narrative, it thus becomes a journey of discovery! Please browse the following pages to find out what we can do for you.

Organised tours

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Discover the battlefields with us

  • Private tours

  • Bespoke tours

  • Battlefield Studies & Staff Rides

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Educational services

Expertise in all levels of education

  • Lectures and presentations

  • History lessons on location

  • Guest lectures

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Corporate services

Historical consultancy for your organisation

  • Historical research and consultancy

  • Tour package development

  • Film and documentary support
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