Joedemadio's WW2 History Travel Blog

Lest We Forget – Relive The Past

NEW: Battle of the Bulge Battlefield Tours 2017 & 2018

I’m happy to announce that I’m available as a full day tour guide for various battles that took place in Western Europe. My tours extend from Operation Market Garden to...

March 4, 2017

Battle of the Bulge – Siege of Bastogne DVD Review

Last week I got a series of DVDs from Pen & Sword books about the Battle of the Bulge. Today I’ll be reviewing the first one: Siege of Bastogne.  The...

February 3, 2017

First Fresh Milk Since the States – After The Battle of the Bulge

This is another letter of 1st Lieutenant Orvin E. Nelson that I wanted to share with you. Around February 17th 1945, Nelson has fought in the Battle of the Bulge...

January 15, 2017

The 5th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge – Photo series

Patton Across the Sauer Part 16. Picture: Soldiers of the 5th Infantry Division, most likely 10th Infantry Regiment early Feb 1945 near Weilerbach, Luxembourg – shortly before Echternach. The POWs...

January 11, 2017

All 20 Battle of the Bulge Medal of Honor Recipients

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....

January 10, 2017

Book Review: Massacre at Malmedy by Charles Whiting

Ever since I got my interest in the Battle of the Bulge I’ve heared about the Massacre at Malmedy. The name Joachim Peiper sounds familiar to everyone who’s taken their...

January 8, 2017

Bringbacks from a 5th Infantry Division Battalion Commander

Lt. Colonel Haughey was a battalion commander in the 10th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division. He’s been with the division throughout the war and has been a witness...

December 28, 2016

Cold K rations on Christmas Day – Battle of the Bulge

Today, December 28, it is exactly 72 years ago that 1st Lieutenant Orvin E. Nelson wrote a letter to his wife after his first days during the Battle of the...

December 24, 2016

Battle of the Bulge 72nd Anniversary

This winter marks the 72nd Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Two weeks ago I went to the festivities in the area of Bastogne and I attended the Band...

November 29, 2016

Patton across the Sauer River – Battle of the Bulge

‘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...

November 27, 2016

Flat beer from Metz – Letters of War Pt 2.

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...

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