Battle of the Bulge Association
Tours for 2017

tourpics-2013Tours are an excellent opportunity to visit the places where your father, grandfather, uncle or family friend served in World War II. See the battlefields where he fought. Meet the people of the local communities which he liberated. Participate in official ceremonies honoring the Veterans. Tours have ‘transformed’ many 2nd and 3rd generations as they stand in the very place where their loved ones fought. Tours are also the very best way for today’s and future generations to forever honor, celebrate and memorialize the Veteran’s military achievements, history and heritage.

The Battle of the Bulge Association has expert, dedicated people to help you. Two of the best known and most experienced are 
Roland Gaul and Patrick Hinchy. They are also your living link with the past, because both of them were the great friends of many veterans over many years, accompanying them back to their battlefields. Roland Gaul, founder and CEO of Luxembourg’s National Museum of Military History in Diekirch, is the author of two highly rated military histories of the southern Bulge. He recently retired as full-time Museum CEO to devote himself to military history research. Together with his wife, Silvia, he provides customized in-depth tours of the Southern Bulge in Luxembourg, Belgium and the German border region for small groups, such as veteran family groups. Patrick Hinchy has for the past 30 years, specialized in creating, planning and guiding long distance tours for larger US veterans and legacy groups, both in the Battle of the Bulge and throughout Europe. Patrick has a masters degree from Oxford University and speaks German, French and Italian. Here are two of his planned tours for 2017:

May 1 – May 9, 2017

Patrick has created a tour to go to the Pilsen Liberation Festival in the Czech Republic. This is the great annual anniversary festival, the largest of its kind in Europe, celebrating the end of World War II and the fall of communism, and also expressly thanking America. Pilsen loves Americans, especially General Patton and Third Army, which liberated them on May 6, 1945. All US veterans, their families and friends are very welcome. Click here for pdf with full details, pricing and registration forms.


Patrick was asked by the legacy association of the 94th Infantry Division to propose, plan and guide a Pilgrimage Tour to Europe in October 2017. It highlights Normandy, Brittany, Paris, the Battle of the Bulge and advance to the Rhine. This is typical of the kind of customized, long-distance European tour which Patrick creates, plans, organizes and guides for larger veterans/legacy groups.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Doris Davis, Member and President of BOBA Golden Gate Chapter. Email:  
Tel (650) 654-0101 (PST)


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