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Battlefield Tours, Research, Consultancy and Lectures

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 …

Northwestern Europe was the scene of prolonged and heavy battles west of the river Rhine between September 1944 and March 1945. It took approximately 200 days before the Allies finally crossed the river Rhine in full strength and were able to finally defeat Nazi Germany. Battlefield Discovery focuses on this unique part of World War Two history. We do this by researching this time period, providing consultancy and lectures and leading battlefield tours.

Discover the operations and former battlefields with us. Join us on a unique experience to well known and ‘off the beaten track’ locations, learning the special 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 battlefield tours

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

    positive review  Vandaag een erg interessante wandeltocht gedaan, 327th glider infantry in de Sonse bossen. Edwin heeft veel kennis van wat er zich afgespeeld heeft in deze dagen. Erg fijn om naar te luisteren, en gebruikt duidelijke kaarten en foto's bij zijn verhaal. Echt een aanrader om zijn tours mee te maken.

    Yvonne Van de Mortel Avatar Yvonne Van de Mortel
    23 August 2020

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

3 December 2016

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.

battlefield tours

Battlefield tours

Discover the battlefields with us

  • Private tours

  • Bespoke tours

  • Battlefield Studies & Staff Rides

Our battlefield tours



Expertise in all levels of education

  • Lectures and presentations

  • History lessons on location

  • Guest lectures


Research and Consultancy

Research and Consultancy

Historical consultancy for your organisation

  • Historical research and consultancy

  • Tour package development

  • Film and documentary support
Research & Consultancy