WWII in Gettysburg – The People and Places–September 17 (9 AM)

Gettysburg Tours, Inc has partnered with the expert guides of Historic Leadership Training 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.  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 war-time 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, as you see this famous little town from a fresh perspective.

Tour is approximately 3 hours.

Tour dates are offered to commemorate key dates of WWII

For more information or to purchase tickets call the Gettysburg Tour Center at 717-334-6296 or visit http://www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com/event/world-war-ii-tour/2017-05-13_300pm/

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