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  • how much time do you spend searching for world war sites to visit?

    having travelled quite a lot over the years one of the things all trips have in common is the amount of time it can take to search for places to visit.
    not every war site, museum, memorial has everything you need to know prior to visiting, so you have to go to several web pages to collate the information.
    How much time and effort do you put in prior to your trip?

  • #2
    What are these 'trips' of which you speak?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
      What are these 'trips' of which you speak?
      Matter of fact you can take my big blue horse d*ck up your ass!

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      • #4
        Footsteps, don't assume that Otto's is the sort of behavior to expect here. His is the exception. We do tend towards strong opinions, but vulgarity and personal insults are a violation of the forum rules, and extremely uncommon.

        Welcome to the forum, and please continue to post!

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        • #5
          I have visited many in both Europe and the US without any real planning other than reading the road map.
          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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          • #6
            Not sites really but I always visit British regimental museums when I'm in the UK. The Ogilby Trust has a decent website.
            This June, our European cruise has a D-Day shore excursion on the Le Havre stop, so that was a no-brainer.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by johns624 View Post
              Not sites really but I always visit British regimental museums when I'm in the UK. The Ogilby Trust has a decent website.
              This June, our European cruise has a D-Day shore excursion on the Le Havre stop, so that was a no-brainer.
              My wife is considering a cruise. Me, I'm a born-again hermit, but I don't have a seat on the planning committee.

              What is your experience of cruises? Any suggestions for a first-timer who doesn't like crowds, tight quarters, or social interaction?

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              • #8
                PM sent.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post

                  My wife is considering a cruise. Me, I'm a born-again hermit, but I don't have a seat on the planning committee.

                  What is your experience of cruises? Any suggestions for a first-timer who doesn't like crowds, tight quarters, or social interaction?
                  I get it, my wife is the social committee, I just get to help her with her chair. The Northwest Passage Cruise, we can only dream ...

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                  "I am Groot"
                  - Groot

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                  • #10
                    NCL has a South American cruise that stops in the Falklands. They even have a battlefield tour but it only lasts 2.5 hours. It doesn't quite seem affordable to me...unless I hit the lottery...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by johns624 View Post
                      NCL has a South American cruise that stops in the Falklands. They even have a battlefield tour but it only lasts 2.5 hours. It doesn't quite seem affordable to me...unless I hit the lottery...
                      So do Princess Cruises. Like you, it'll be a long time before I can afford the trip.
                      The UK is,of course, replete with battlefield sites -including WW2 sites .
                      It seems to me that the US state of Virginia is particulraly rich in battlefield venues.
                      Last edited by BELGRAVE; 21 Jan 19, 16:54.
                      "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
                      Samuel Johnson.

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                      • #12
                        Thinking back on the Falklands, due to the poor road network it is almost impossible to see many battlefields. I think it's more "That mountain over there is Two Sisters, and that's Mt Harriet way over there" and "sorry there's so much fog but I can't see anything".
                        As to US battlefields, this is probably sacrilegious but I haven't studied the Civil War much. I've been to Gettysburg, Antietam and Lookout Mountain but the Revolution, the World Wars and the Falklands are my main areas of interest.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by johns624 View Post
                          PM sent.
                          Didn't get it.

                          She's pondering a cruise from somewhere in Washington state up the coast to Alaska. Beautiful scenery, a chance to see whales, etc.

                          I'm pretty sure there are videos available, but as I said, I don't have a vote.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post

                            Didn't get it.

                            She's pondering a cruise from somewhere in Washington state up the coast to Alaska. Beautiful scenery, a chance to see whales, etc.

                            I'm pretty sure there are videos available, but as I said, I don't have a vote.
                            Okay, here goes... My wife and I love cruises. I've been on 4 but have no desire to go to the Caribbean or Mexico. Our first was an Alaskan one. Get an outside room with a balcony. It costs a bit more but you can sit on the balcony in solitude and watch the scenery go by...and there's lots of it. Think of a cruise as a multi-city tour where you never have to repack or change hotels. We always take Norwegian since we don't dress up for dinner or have a set dining time. The restaurants range from a very good, all hours buffet to French, Italian and steak choices. Norwegian's security department is manned almost totally by ex-British Army Gurkhas. They are friendly but no nonsense. I had a nice conversation with the 2nd in Command about the Falklands. He was there right after the war. The one thing you have to do, if you go, is take the White Pass and Yukon railway trip at the Skagway stop. Depending on which tour you take, you'll go into British Columbia or maybe into the Yukon (good bragging rights). Make sure you take raingear and fleece. We didn't need the raingear but it's better to have it and not need it, than...
                            If you have any other questions, just ask. I don't know anything about the onboard bars or casino, but anything else is fair game.
                            PS Since Alaska, we've gone to the Baltic, Norway and Oz & NZ. Our next, this June, goes from Amsterdam to Rome. Going down the English Channel and through the Straits of Gibraltar will be interesting.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by johns624 View Post

                              Okay, here goes... My wife and I love cruises. I've been on 4 but have no desire to go to the Caribbean or Mexico. Our first was an Alaskan one. Get an outside room with a balcony. It costs a bit more but you can sit on the balcony in solitude and watch the scenery go by...and there's lots of it. Think of a cruise as a multi-city tour where you never have to repack or change hotels. We always take Norwegian since we don't dress up for dinner or have a set dining time. The restaurants range from a very good, all hours buffet to French, Italian and steak choices. Norwegian's security department is manned almost totally by ex-British Army Gurkhas. They are friendly but no nonsense. I had a nice conversation with the 2nd in Command about the Falklands. He was there right after the war. The one thing you have to do, if you go, is take the White Pass and Yukon railway trip at the Skagway stop. Depending on which tour you take, you'll go into British Columbia or maybe into the Yukon (good bragging rights). Make sure you take raingear and fleece. We didn't need the raingear but it's better to have it and not need it, than...
                              If you have any other questions, just ask. I don't know anything about the onboard bars or casino, but anything else is fair game.
                              PS Since Alaska, we've gone to the Baltic, Norway and Oz & NZ. Our next, this June, goes from Amsterdam to Rome. Going down the English Channel and through the Straits of Gibraltar will be interesting.
                              That is tremendously helpful. We have no interest in the Caribbean or Mexico, Either. I very much like the idea of the balcony and no set dining times.

                              Does the ship have wi-fi? My wife is very fond of Facebook.

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