Near most European battlefields you will find tour operators and battlefield guides, specializing in taking (history)tourists along over the old battlefields and landmarks, telling and showing the history. Below are a number of the organizations/persons that I have found.
Italy – Dr. Danila Bracaglia organizes tours to Monte Cassino, Salerno and Anzio. She also has a wonderful website with lots of information about the battles in Italy and her tours.
Italy – Dr. Roberto Piccione is a guide specialized in WW2 tours on Sicily, specifically – but not limited to – the area around Syracuse. He set up an ‘association’ for his activities and you can get all necessary information from his website at www.impavidus.it.
Netherlands – Joël Stoppels is a battlefield guide and founder of the Battlefield Tours. He did research in different allied operations during the Second World War in Holland and is now an expert. By means of the Battlefield Tours he shares his knowledge with other people who are interested in the Second World War. “The battle to liberate Holland was so severe and heavy, it took so many lives, that it should not be forgotten”, is Joëls conviction. In the summer of 2012 he started with guided tours under the name ‘Battlefield Tours Groningen’. The young historian has a mission: he believes it is very important to keep the memories of the war alive.
Embark on a journey of remembrance and discovery on one of our Leger Battlefield Tours, visiting the WW1 battlefields, WW2 battlefields and sites from other significant wars, including Waterloo, The American Civil War and the Boer and Zulu Wars of South Africa. Each coach or air tour is accompanied by a Specialist Battlefield Guide, whose knowledge and passion will inspire and enhance your experience and truly bring history to life. They will help you to decipher the legacy left behind, and understand the military history that touched us all; whether it relates to Flanders Fields, the Somme battlefields, front line of the Ypres Salient, the sandy beaches of Normandy in France or the concrete walls that once surrounded Berlin. And, with an ever-expanding range of itineraries, specially selected by our Head Battlefield Guide, Paul Reed, and his team of guides, we aim to ensure you get the most from this memorable experience. So join us as we ‘remember them’, maybe even at the emotive Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, and ensure that the legacy is never forgotten.