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I will be going to London and Paris in the near future, any ideas for sightseeing? Open to all suggestions especially WW2 related sights. Thanks.

Posted on May 01, 2012

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You might check out the history on the Vel d'Hiv - no longer exists in downtown Paris area - as it played a huge part in the French role of the Holocaust.

Posted May 01, 2012

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if it's no longer there then how do i go to it? ahha

Posted on May 01, 2012

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Read Sarah's Key to learn about Vel d'Hiv.

Posted on May 02, 2012

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my husband and I wNt to mKe this marvellous River Boat excursion through rivers in Europe, the problem is i dont know what route will bethe most interesting of themm all!. Any big ideas?

Posted May 01, 2012

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In London, go to Churchill's war bunker.

Posted May 02, 2012

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Rent a car or take the train to Suffolk and Norfolk, there are a few former American WWII heavy bomber bases, the best one to vist is the 100th Bombgroup memorial museum, they have taken a former American Airfield Control Tower and turned into into a Museum, this is the field where the famous 100th Bomb Group. Also go into Cambridge and Norfolk where you can see some of the bars the aircrews hung out, there are even there names still burned into the roof and bars. And dont forget a stop at The Cambridge American Cemetery right outside of Cambridge, it is the final resting place of many American Soilders and Aircrew and personel who died in WWII.

Posted May 06, 2012

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Definitely go into the Cabinet War Rooms in London. It has been left pretty much as it was during the Blitz so you will see the maps, radios, telephones etc. I would definitely purchase the audio tour to get the most of your visit. There is a Churchill museum there too. Fantastic to read some of his letters! There is also the Imperial War Museum. I have not personally visited this museum, but have heard that it is very good. If you're interested in the history of the British maritime past and the history of navigation etc. you can go out to Greenwich where there is a nice Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. You can take a trip on the Thames or take the Docklands Light Railway to get there.

Posted May 08, 2012

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