With the coming 65th World War II Liberation Celebration in Peleliu Island from September 10-17, 2009, escorted by Professor Anderson Giles, World War II buffs will appreciate Palau’s plethora of historical elements as well as this one of a kind commemorative adventure. For more information on the 65th World War II Liberation Celebration, visit http://www.valortours.com/tours.html.

Peleliu Island was the scene of one of the Pacific's bloodiest battles when U.S. Marines made an amphibious assault on the beaches of Peleliu in 1944 to liberate the island from Japanese forces. Peleliu was heavily fortified with massive concrete bunkers and over 300 man-made and reinforced natural caves used to shelter the Japanese forces during massive naval bombardments prior to the assault. Remnants of Japanese headquarters buildings, incredible cave systems, gun emplacements, tanks, planes and weapons can still be seen today.

Sam's Tours works closely with Peleliu Adventures, a small locally-owned tour company based in Peleliu that offers professionally guided tours to battles sites, tanks, shrines, historical monuments and the Peleliu WWII Museum. For more information, contact Sam’s Tours at (680) 488-1062 or reservations@samstours.com or Fish ‘n Fins at (680) 488-2637 or info@fishnfins.com.

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