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WWII and Military History

HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast | Photo: David Robertson

Interested in how Britannia defended herself? A tour with our qualified Guides will really bring Britain's military history to life.

Military history sites within London

Imperial War MuseumLondon has many sites for those with an interest in military history, and our tours can include some of the following attractions:

  • The Imperial War Museum,
  • Cabinet War Rooms,
  • The RAF Museum,
  • The Guards Museum,
  • HMS Belfast,
  • The National Army Museum,
  • The National Maritime Museum at Greenwich.

Plus of course the military statues and memorials that we pass.

Tours Out of London

Planes at DuxfordDuxford is home to the award-winning American Air Museum, with its large collection of WWII and modern aircraft, including a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird, to name but a few.

Also in East Anglia is Madingley Cemetery where 9000 US servicemen are commemorated. If you or your family were stationed here, let us trace the airbase or lodgings for you.

On England's south coast, the labyrinth of tunnels underneath Dover Castle, made by prisoners in the Napoleonic Wars, were used as a command post to plan the Dunkirk evacuation during WWII.

For those interested in naval history, a tour to Portsmouth is a must! Among the historic ships on display here are the 16th-century battleship The Mary Rose, Admiral Nelson's 18th-century HMS Victory, the ironclad 19th-century HMS Warrior, plus numerous other ships and submarines, as well as the Royal Naval Museum and the D-Day Museum.

More unusual places include the Battle of Britain Museum and Memorial, Bletchley Park — the intelligence centre where Enigma codes were broken using one of the world's earliest computers — or even a secret Underground Bunker for intended use during the Cold War! Just let us know what you're interested in and we'll put together a tour to suit you.

Normandy

For tours of Normandy to visit the sites of the D-Day Landings, the US Military Cemetery at St. Laurent sur Merand, Pointe du Hoc, and other WWII sites, please see our Tours of France.

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