Traveling Battle of the Bulge: La Roche-en-Ardenne
All 20 Battle of the Bulge Medal of Honor Recipients
La Roche is one of those villages you will never regret visiting. Wether it’s for a drink or for a week of exploring the Battle of the Bulge battlefields. Ever since I came to Belgium to learn more about the German Counter Offensive my dad would stop in La Roche for a coffee. It’s a […]
Patton across the Sauer River – Battle of the Bulge
The battle of the bulge is the biggest battle that the United States has been in during World War 2. Many divisions have fought here during the winter of 1944-1945. I thought it was interesting to make a complete list of Medal of Honor recipients so that you can read up on very heroic stories! […]
Flat beer from Metz – Letters of War Pt 2.
‘How human beings could endure this continuous fighting in sub-zero temperatures is still beyond my comprehension!’ – General George Smith Patton, Jr. Nowadays, the people of Diekirch, Luxembourg, do their daily groceries at the local Lidl or Cactus Shopping Center. Little do they know that this particular part of the city played a big role […]
Missing in Action Germany: Private Carl D. Altomonte – February 18th 1945
So here is another letter from our research project to 1st Lieutenant Orvin E. Nelson from the 10th Infantry Regiment. In this letter you’ll read that he was in the 28th Division before joining the 5th Infantry Division. After his basic training he joined A Company of the 110th Infantry in 8 Nov 1942. On […]
NEED YOUR HELP! – Battle of the Bulge letters wanted!
During the spring of this year I started a research project on Private Carl D. Altomonte. When browsing through the 2nd Infantry Regiment’s casualty list I came across his name, Carl was listed as missing. Later on I found out that he was also on the wall of missing soldiers at the American Luxembourg Cemtery […]
Top 10 things to see when visiting Battle of the Bulge area in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Dear Fans and Friends! I NEED YOUR HELP This year I’ll have my last year of university for my BA History study. Earlier this year I discussed with a military historian about my final thesis/paper subject. I introduced him to my passion about the Battle and told him I’d like to use it as my […]
Battle of the Bulge 2016 Tour
The Battle of the Bulge, also referred to as the Ardennes Offensive, is known for its heavy battles in very harsh conditions between December 16th 1944 and January 21st 1945. Some people even claim it lasted till February ‘45. For more than a month Allied troops fought against an incredible amount of German troops on […]
Twin Brothers in Battle
Below you’ll find a series of videos about my 2016 Battle of the Bulge tour.
5 Museums You Must Visit! – The Battle of the Bulge
I’d like to share this letter and story from Elva Pack with you, written on April 10th 1945. Elda and Elva Pack were twin brothers who both were in the same unit and company during the Second World War. They served under Patton’s 3rd Army in the 5th Infantry Division, 10th Infantry Regiment. I think […]
For someone who doesn’t know a lot about the Battle of the Bulge, going to Belgium or Luxembourg might be a total disaster for you. Where do you go to discover the history of the biggest counter attack ever faced by US troops in World War 2? Where are the battlefields? Which villages saw heavy […]