Dutch Immigrants in the US Army.

Dutch people in the US Army? For a new project I am researching Dutch and sons of Dutch immigrants that served in the US Army during World War II. Nick van Beek, 9, emigrated with his parents to the United States in 1893. The Van Beek family came from Bennekom (GLD) and settled in the […]

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Battle of the Bulge Travel Plans

A couple of months ago a friend asked me to plan 9 days of Ardennes & Battle of the Bulge for him. I saw this as an opportunity to do the same for other people who are interested in visiting the Ardennes to explore the Battle of the Bulge battlefields and local culture! I’ve decided […]

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5th Infantry Division – NEED YOUR HELP!

Dear Fans and Friends! I NEED YOUR HELP Next year I’ll have my last year of university for my BA History study. Earlier this week I discussed with a military historian about my final thesis/paper subject. I introduced him to the 5th Infantry DivisionĀ and told him I’d like to use them as my subject for […]

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Metal Detecting a WW2 Airfield!?

On Sunday January 11th I decided to go metal detecting with my dad! He asked me to come with him and a friend. Normally I’m busy on Sundays doing school work, but since I’m off till the end of January I decided to go with them! It turned out we stumbled upon the remains of […]

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The Fast and the Fury – Fury Review

Last friday I went to see Fury with my buddy Maurits! First of all, this movie really had me moving, but I also have my doubts on some things. Feel free to comment and start a discussion with me. I want to start of with the first scenes showing a German officer, on a horse, […]

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OMG – What to do?

Wednesday September 17th it will be the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Luckily, wednesday is my day off from studies, so I will be visiting the battlefields of Operation Market Garden (OMG)   As a preparation of the anniversary it is the perfect time to rewatch some great movies such as A Bridge Too […]

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