Brécourt Manor Assault
The Longest Day
When Easy Co, 506th PIR landed in Normandy on June 6th their first task was to destroy the canons near a farm called Brécourt Manor. Lieutenant Winters lead the attack and successfully captured and destroyed these canons. He was awarded the distinguished service cross. This event was shown in Band of Brothers’ Day of Days. During […]
D-Day 70th Anniversary Project – We Salute to the Veterans!
That’s what it really was for me on June 6th 2014. The plan was to drive from The Netherlands to Normandy in the night of June 5th and 6th. We would take a big nap before we started our journey. That big nap turned into a very small one. Nevertheless, I picked up my dad […]
D-Day June 6th 2014 – What To Do!?
This project was done by me and my fans. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you very much for your service, we salute you!
The New Bastogne War Museum!
Instead of writing a blog, I made a video on Youtube showing what you could do if you’re not going to the 70th anniversary on the D-Day beaches.
Are WW2 Metal Detectorists Grave Robbers?
On March 27th 2014 the new Bastogne War Museum opened it’s doors. I was lucky to visit it a few weeks after the opening. All I can say is that I had an amazing new experience of the battle of the bulge. The battles around Bastogne is told from four different perspectives. That from a […]
Bombs on Market Garden – Metal Detecting May 2014
Some call us rude, some find it fascinating, some don’t care, some find it interesting, some find it grave robbing and for some it’s the most exciting thing in their life. I’m talking about metal detecting on the World War 2 battlefields. In this blog I’d like to talk about the last 2 of the […]
After this year’s Militracks, me and my dad went metal detecting on the battlefields of Operation Market Garden. Since we had some time left after the event, we wanted to swing with our Metal Detectors. Our research consisted of looking on Google Maps with my phone right after the event. We didn’t expect to find […]
Brothers in Arms
Saturday May 7th it was my day to go to Militracks, a World War 2 event at the Overloon War Museum. There were vehicles you could board, there was a fair with a lot of items and you had access to the War Museum. Overloon saw heavy fightings after the failure of Operation Market garden. […]
One Man, One Mission
The title of a book about the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War 2. It seems to be a normal thing, black people fulfilling the role of a soldier. I wasn’t always like that. In the 20th century racism played a big role in the society. Racial segregation showed up all […]
To start off my new website/blog, I’d like to explain to you why I do this. My interest for World War 2 came when I was about 8 years old. It all began on a rainy Sunday when my dad, who already was very interested in World War 2, showed me Saving Private Ryan. Shortly […]