REMEMBERING "THEIR FINEST HOUR"
JUNE 24 - JULY 6, 2013
The Second World War was history's most terrible war, and its outcome hinged on the efforts of individuals from many nations who sacrificed willingly so that a great and murderous tyranny could be vanquished from the earth. This trip proposes to visit some of the sites where the valor of innumerable “citizen soldiers” and the leadership of great men played their respective parts in deciding the fate of millions, and inspiring future generations to emulate their commitment to noble ideals.
It is impossible to visit Paris, the Normandy beaches and “Churchill's London” without sensing the magnitude of the struggle waged there. History can sometimes seem a remote enterprise, but not when one is standing upon ground on which thousands died in the climactic battle of history's greatest war, or walking corridors and traveling streets frequented by the architects of victory, or visiting museums which capture the high drama of what actually happened. You are invited, then, to join us for two weeks of study, reflection and exploration on the trail of momentous events, and to grow in your own understanding of what made this “their finest hour.”
Earn three college credits in England and France with members of the Hillsdale College faculty. Learn about the greatest seaborne invasion of all time, Operation Overlord, the allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Study the life of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, one of the greatest statesmen of all time, and learn how he inspired the world as few did before.
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