Did you know that D-Day was almost betrayed by the weather TWICE?

U.S. soldiers preparing to cross the English Channel a week after D-Day
(Photo: Naval History and Heritage Command)
You probably already know that the Normandy landings were originally planned for the 5th of June, 1944, and had to be delayed one day, at the very end of the suitable time window, due to bad weather. What you might not have heard yet was that the weather also imperiled the operation a good year earlier, in May 1943.
 
Norfolk House in London was an office building housing numerous senior Allied officers at the time. One of them left some documents detailing an early version of the plan on a table in a room with an open window. Nature does not care about the secrecy of military plans, and a morning breeze blew the papers straight out the window and into the street. Fortunately for everyone, the papers were picked up by a man whose name is lost to posterity, and whose eyesight was too bad to see what was written on the sheets. Having no better idea what to do, he handed the documents over to a guard in front of another, nearby government building, thus preventing a possibly catastrophic leak.
Norfolk House in the early 1930s
(Photo: unknown photographer)

$500 discount for the 80th anniversary D-Day celebrations and all our tours

D-Day festivities in Normandy
(Photo: Author’s own)

We'll be celebrating the 79th anniversary of D-Day, the historic Allied landings in Normandy, in just two days. On this occasion, you will get a discount of $500 on all our tours if you book and pay in full until June 6, 2023. In addition to the discount, this promotion includes also our available D-Day anniversary tours in 2024 (80th anniversary!) and 2025. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure your seat for next year to enjoy the commemorations and festivities with the participation of veterans and reenactors. According to statistics, seats for the main D-Day anniversaries get sold out approximately a year before the event. So, book your tour as soon as possible because the most popular ones will be fully booked very soon. Note that this offer applies only in case of new bookings, and it cannot be combined with other special promotions. If you have any questions related to this promotion or our tours, feel free to contact our travel consultants.

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