Join Southern Methodist University’s (SMU’s) Center for Presidential History’s Jeffrey A. Engel and Essential History Expeditions’ Brian DeToy for an on-site exploration of London, Shrivenham, Portsmouth, Normandy and Paris, walking the cities and beaches where Churchill schemed, Ike commanded, and soldiers fought for Europe’s liberation. This intergenerational tour offers three credits for students, and for alumni/friends of the university and EHE guests the opportunity to see the places history took place.
Join us for a fully guided and immersive tour of the people and places of Operation OVERLORD, the June 1944 invasion of Normandy that began Europe’s liberation from Nazi rule. Participants will walk the beaches and cliffs, learn from local experts and guest lecturers, and be assigned a renowned (or reviled) figure from history to investigate and role-play. Plus plenty of time to explore these iconic sites on your own and to join with SMU friends and students and EHE guests in some of Europe’s most scenic sites.
This trip features in-depth guided tours and lectures for all sites, all admission fees and transportation, all lodging and most meals (as detailed on the itinerary). Airfare not included.
Essential History Expeditions is thrilled that SMU has opened this phenomenal trip to EHE guests this year for the 75th anniversary of the seminal D-Day invasion.
–Steven Currall Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Southern Methodist University