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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.

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    positive review  We did a private tour with Edwin to see the areas where Easy Company, 506 PIR, 101 Airborne fought in Market-Garden and on the Island. He really knows his stuff and really brought the actions to life with his detailed knowledge. We have a still living member of the unit in our area and it was incredible to see where he, and the other members of the "Band of Brothers" fought. We also got to see several other of the key sites of Operation Market-Garden. I can't recommend Battlefield Discovery highly enough.

    Tom Carroll Avatar Tom Carroll
    22 August 2018

      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

    gnoccho
    12/03/2016

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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.

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