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    I should have posted this on the battlefield visits section but I would like to get more input by sticking it on the free-fire area.

    At some point in life (I am 17) I would like to visit these places:
    Gettysburg, US *
    WWII Memorial, Washington D.C., US *
    National D-Day Museum, New Orleans, LA, US *
    Shiloh Battlefield *
    Normandy Beaches, Normandy, France *
    Hiroshima, Japan *
    Nagasaki, Japan
    Stalingrad (Volgograd), Russia
    Kiev, Russia
    Kursk, Russia
    Moscow, Russia
    Auschwitz Concentration Camp Area *
    Antietam Battlefield *
    Area of 1st and 2nd Mannassas *
    Monte Cassino, Italy *
    El Alamien
    Tobruk
    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii *
    Crete
    Bataan Death March Route *
    Iwo Jima *
    The Solomons
    Tarawa
    Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
    Arnhem, Holland

    Places that have a * are places that I can probably get to (mainly the US sites) or I REALLY want to go there... Any suggestions of other places?
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    Hell is other people. -Jean-Paul Sarte

  • #2
    Dieppe
    Dunkirk
    Vimy Ridge
    The Somme battlegrounds
    Waterloo
    Cannae
    Carthage

    To name a few.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by dannybou
      Dieppe
      Dunkirk
      Vimy Ridge
      The Somme battlegrounds
      Waterloo
      Cannae
      Carthage

      To name a few.
      Excellent, those are some I considered, but 50 years is a small amount of time...
      The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. -Carl Jung

      Hell is other people. -Jean-Paul Sarte

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BarcelonaBlom
        Excellent, those are some I considered, but 50 years is a small amount of time...
        There are so many more, and I like you would love to visit them but will run out of time before I do.

        Just thought of others:

        Marathon
        Thermopylea
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        • #5
          I would suggest the Chickamauga NBP in Georgia.

          Link to a booklet on the battles of Chickamauge and Chattanooga.

          http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online...25/hh25toc.htm


          Also while in that neck of the woods visits to the following places.

          Kennesaw Mountain NBP (Sherman's Fredericksburg).

          http://ngeorgia.com/travel/kennesawmtn.html

          While in the Kennesaw Area visit the General from the Great Locomotive Chase.

          http://www.southernmuseum.org/


          Then go to the Booth Western Art Museum which has in it's collection...13 don Trojani pictures and 4 Mort Kunstler.

          http://www.boothmuseum.org/

          below is an image of one of Kunstler's works.


          Cheers!


          (N.B. Forrest's cavalry on the prowl!)
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          • #6
            You mentioned Auschwitz...so...

            Since you'll be in that Area....you should also see other concentration camps.

            Bergen-Belsen (where Anne Frank died)
            Dachau (just as sinister as Auschwitz)
            Treblinka (I think in Poland)
            There are sooooo many more.

            You should also visit

            Berlin
            Wagram
            Aspern-Essling
            Jena-Auerstadt
            Marengo
            Eckmuhl

            and others.....can you tell I'm a Napoleonic Freak?

            dog

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dannybou
              There are so many more, and I like you would love to visit them but will run out of time before I do.

              Just thought of others:

              Marathon
              Thermopylea
              The only problem about truly ancient battlefields is that their present day terrain is nothing like it was during the battle. The two you mention have had their coastlines completely changed by erosion, etc. To a lesser degree this is an issue for even relatively modern sites. For example, Waterloo has had the ridge Wellington deployed on leveled so much you can't even tell the tactical advantage he gained by being there..... this doesn't even begin to address the encroachment of modern roads, shopping centers, etc on battlefields. For some of the battlefields mentioned it a race with time to see them before they disappear forever, don't wait 50 years.
              Lance W.

              Peace through superior firepower.

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              • #8
                If your trying to get the most bang from your sightseeing buck my home area (Northern Virginia) has a lot to offer. Day trips to Gettysburg, Antietem, Monocacy, Frederick (the Museum of Civil War Medicine) and Harper's Ferry to the north. Manassas just down the road. Day trips to Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (what's left of it), Salem Church (the church is all that's left), the Wilderness and Spotsylvania to the south. A little (1 hour) further south all of the Richmond area battlefields. Jackson's Valley Campaign (plus New Market) to the west. Another day trip to the southeast to see Williamsburg and Yorktown. Plus the Smithsonian and its new Air and Space Annex minutes away. Not to mention the NRA's National Firearms Museum in my home town of Fairfax.
                Lance W.

                Peace through superior firepower.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lance Williams
                  If your trying to get the most bang from your sightseeing buck my home area (Northern Virginia) has a lot to offer. Day trips to Gettysburg, Antietem, Monocacy, Frederick (the Museum of Civil War Medicine) and Harper's Ferry to the north. Manassas just down the road. Day trips to Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (what's left of it), Salem Church (the church is all that's left), the Wilderness and Spotsylvania to the south. A little (1 hour) further south all of the Richmond area battlefields. Jackson's Valley Campaign (plus New Market) to the west. Another day trip to the southeast to see Williamsburg and Yorktown. Plus the Smithsonian and its new Air and Space Annex minutes away. Not to mention the NRA's National Firearms Museum in my home town of Fairfax.
                  I plan to get myself up that way one year. I had a cousin for HS graduation go up the east coast to visit civil war battlefields and I know they went as far as Boston (USS Constitution). Gettyburgs, Aberdeen Proving Grounds were both highlights of the trip.

                  Cheers!


                  Eagles may fly; but weasels aren't sucked into jet engines!

                  "I'm not expendable; I'm not stupid and I'm not going." - Kerr Avon, Blake's 7

                  What didn't kill us; didn't make us smarter.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RStory
                    I plan to get myself up that way one year. I had a cousin for HS graduation go up the east coast to visit civil war battlefields and I know they went as far as Boston (USS Constitution). Gettyburgs, Aberdeen Proving Grounds were both highlights of the trip.

                    Cheers!


                    Forgot all about Aberdeen Proving Grounds, lots of neat armor there. Plus if your coming from Ga. there are the Revolutinary War battlefields at Cowpens, Kings Mountain, etc. on your way north.
                    Lance W.

                    Peace through superior firepower.

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                    • #11
                      Hey Moderators!

                      Can we get this moved to the Battlefield tours forum area?

                      JS
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                      • #12
                        Re: Hey Moderators!

                        Originally posted by Janos
                        Can we get this moved to the Battlefield tours forum area?

                        JS
                        Done.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Re: Hey Moderators!

                          Originally posted by dannybou
                          Done.
                          Thanks!
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                          • #14
                            I would like to get to:

                            Normandy
                            Volgograd (Stalingrad)
                            Iwo Jima
                            WWII Memorial
                            Future WWII Museum
                            D-Day Museum
                            Kursk

                            Skoal!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nreese21
                              I would like to get to:

                              Normandy
                              Volgograd (Stalingrad)
                              Iwo Jima
                              WWII Memorial
                              Future WWII Museum
                              D-Day Museum
                              Kursk

                              Skoal!
                              That's a good list. I would suggest that, when you go to Normandy, you also visit Bastogne and the US cemetery in Luxemburg (to see GEN Patton's grave).

                              JS
                              Barcsi János ispán vezérőrnagy
                              Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


                              "Never pet a burning dog."

                              RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
                              http://www.mormon.org
                              http://www.sca.org
                              http://www.scv.org/
                              http://www.scouting.org/

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