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D-Day Historian - Paul Woodadge

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Address: Place du Quebec, 14400, Bayeux, France
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+33 7 88 02 76 57

Tours of the D-Day beaches and battlefields of Normandy for history-buffs...

Tours of the D-Day beaches and battlefields of Normandy for history-buffs and passionate travellers who want a detailed look at the historical areas, visiting not just the famous sites, but places off the beaten path that are often overlooked.

Paul Woodadge is also an author and military consultant for TV shows and projects about the DDay landings and battle of Normandy.

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Paul knows so much about WWII (from all sides), including first hand interviews with soldiers, that it is impossible to be bored for 1 second. He tells stories of how/why actions... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Paul knows so much about WWII (from all sides), including first hand interviews with soldiers, that it is impossible to be bored for 1 second. He tells stories of how/why actions big and small succeeded or failed. How luck, providence, skill, training, attitude, etc played a part in outcomes. He shows so many very interesting points that the big tours... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

First, I want to start by saying that after taking this tour, I would consider going back to France just to take the rest of Paul's tours! We booked Paul for the two-day American experience, and it was our favorite part of our 10-day trip to France. This trip is truly for someone who wants to learn about D-Day and... More 

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

A fantastic experience. You will not be left disappointed. Pauls breadth and depth of knowledge is astounding and his eloquence is second to none. My adult autistic son was with us and Paul quickly adapted to the changing demands of the party, explaining complex and in-depth situations to my son, and using a lighter tone with us! This I can... More 

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Stockton, California
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to see all the D-Day museums, go to all the tourist attractions, in short do what most people do then then Paul is not for you. If you want to spend a couple of days with a man who knows his stuff and will take you to the places most people never see, and if you want... More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

I have visited Normandy twice and have booked with Paul Woodadge both times. The first time was when he ran Battlebus tours company and we did the Band Of Bothers and we did the American Experience a few years later. Both tours were fantastic and have lived long in the memory. Paul has access to sites and knowledge that is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Human interest stories. Battle tactics. Strategic context. Irony. Humor. Emotion. He has it all. I've toured with Paul twice now in the past 13 years. I would do it again, and again, and again. Superb knowledge combined with subject matter passion, and a genuine love for Normandy, all make Paul a unique gem. You will be touring with a historian's... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Paul Woodadge D-Day Historian. Paul is THE Normandy tour guide. If you are planing to tour Normandy this is THE Guide. I highly recommend his services. He is not only extremely knowledge and competent as a guide, he is also witty and fun. He has the perfect combination that makes touring with this gentleman hands down your best choice. Paul... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have toured with Paul Woodadge numerous times since my first tour with Paul in 2003 and he just keeps getting better and better. In September 2016 I brought two friends to Normandy and we toured two days with Paul. Once again, Paul showed why he is hands down the absolute BEST historian/tour guide in Normandy. He held my friends... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I took the the American Experience Two Day Tour. First, Paul recommends that you read a couple of books and watch a couple of movies, like The Bedford Boys (book) or Saving Private Ryan or the old b & w, The Longest Day. These will enhance your tour. Secondly, Paul tells about D-Day through the experiences and efforts of the... More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

A friend and I did the 2-day American Experience tour and found it excellent. Paul is very knowledgeable and does a good job conveying his knowledge through stories that coalesce into themes regarding the D-Day invasion. He is also committed to giving factual, accurate information, which I very much appreciated. Paul shows many sights that are critically important to the... More 

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