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Winston Churchill and World War II

The Second World War was history’s most terrible, and its outcome hinged on the efforts of “citizen soldiers” from many nations who bravely sacrificed to defeat a murderous tyranny. Visit some of the sites where the valor and leadership of great men decided the fate of millions and inspired future generations to emulate their commitment to noble ideals. Study the greatest seaborne invasion of all time, Operation Overlord, the allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, as well as the life of Sir Winston Churchill, a man who inspired the world as few before. Follow the trail of momentous events and understand what made this time a generation’s “finest hour.”

Travel to: London, Oxford, Normandy, Versailles, Paris

Trip Highlights: Chartwell, Oxford University, Parliament, Cabinet War Rooms, Imperial War Museum, Pegasus Bridge, Ste. Mère Église, Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, Palace of Versailles, Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral

2020 Course Date

June 24-July 6, 2020 

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Program costs include international flight from Detroit Metro Airport, transfers to and from the airport, housing and all meals on the Hillsdale campus, land travel via private buses, housing in quality hotels, breakfast and dinner each day while off campus (independent lunch allows for more personalized local selections), all entry fees to site visits, and tuition fees for three undergraduate Hillsdale College credits.

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