Brécourt Manor Assault

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 […]

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Are WW2 Metal Detectorists Grave Robbers?

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 […]

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Bombs on Market Garden – Metal Detecting May 2014

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 […]

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Militracks 2014

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. […]

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Brothers in Arms

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 […]

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One Man, One Mission

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 […]

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