WWII in Gettysburg – The People and Places

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

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Gettysburg Tours has partnered with the expert guides of Tigrett Leadership Academy to offer a brand new tour showcasing a different side of Gettysburg military history. Ride along and take a look at the people and places that played a part in the Allied victory in World War II.  You will visit a prisoner-of-war camp and learn why an intelligence camp was located here, training specialized troops for psychological warfare.

Hear stories of the navy’s map-making operation preparing for the invasion of Japan, and consider the scrap drive that almost took some of the battlefield’s most famous monuments. Find out what sacrifices Gettysburg’s citizens made to help the war effort.

You will also hear moving stories of WWII veterans buried in the national cemetery (yes, the one that Lincoln dedicated).  From Pearl Harbor to the Battle of the Bulge to Guadalcanal, these war-time casualties encompass all theaters of the war and all branches of the military service.

Key wartime leaders have traveled here to pay their respects, including Dwight D. Eisenhower, who chose to move here.  Your guide can share details of their visits to Gettysburg, helping you see this famous little town from a fresh perspective.

As an extra bonus allow another 45 minutes to your tour for heroic tales of World War II heroes in the National Cemetery.