D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy & Liberation of France (Sept 14 start)
The National WWII Museum’s most popular tour provides an in-depth itinerary exploring America’s most famous WWII battle.
September 14 12:00 AM to September 20 12:00 AM
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2017-09-14 12:00:00 AM
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America/Mexico_CityNormandy, France 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy & Liberation of France (Sept 14 start)The National WWII Museum’s most popular tour provides an in-depth itinerary exploring America’s most famous WWII battle.
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