Museum in the Dark – Vince Speranza
5 Interesting Memoirs You Should Read of Veterans Who Fought in the Battle of the Bulge
Last Friday I was invite by the War Museum in Overloon, The Netherlands, to join one their first-time ‘Museum in the Dark’ event. The Museum is known for it’s annual Militracks Event, but this was something different. The event is evolved around the military experiences of Vincent J. Speranza, former member of H company, 501st […]
Visiting Band of Brothers: The Battle of Nuenen? | WW2 Traveling #5
Personal stories about the war are very fascinating. Reading or listening to them makes you feel part of the memory as you try to imagine what it must’ve been like for men to experience the war. That’s why I created a list of 5 books that you should read! They are memoirs of different veterans […]
Panzer Marche – The Dash to Bastogne Review
This week I travelled down to the village of Nuenen near Eindhoven. On September 20th 1944, E company of the 506th PIR went on a reconaissance mission to this village to make contact with the enemy. This mission is shown in Band of Brothers Part 4: Replacements. The mission in the series is shown as […]
Battle of the Bulge – Siege of Bastogne DVD Review
In one of my previous posts I reviewed the Siege of Bastogne. I mentioned that the constant pitch was a downside of the documentary. In Panzer Marche, this was not the case. The documentary was actually shorter, but much more powerful. The first part of the documentary focusses on how the Germans managed to surprise the resting 28th […]
Battle of the Bulge 72nd Anniversary
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 documentary is about two hours long and the Battlefield TV team takes you on a tour around Bastogne. I liked how to overal content was […]
Battle of the Bulge 2016 Tour
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 of Brothers Actors Reunion. See the video’s below to join me on a wonderful tour! Thanks for Watching!
Review: A Tour of the Bulge Battlefields
Below you’ll find a series of videos about my 2016 Battle of the Bulge tour.
D-Day 2015: The completion of a wonderful trip!
Before I start the actual review of A Tour of the Bulge battlefields, I want to give my compliments to William C C Cavanagh, the writer of this book. He did an amazing job in researching and combining an account of the Battle of the Bulge with guidance to the historical sites. A big thanks also […]
D-Day 2015: Band of Brothers Actors reunion
Got home from my Normandy trip today! Wow, I had such a blast in the past 4 days! Today we went to Ouistreham and visited the Bunker museum. Quite interesting to visit a three story building like this! The LCVP outside was used on the Saving Private Ryan Set! Without much time for WW2 stuff […]
A boyhood dream coming true! So today I met the Band of Brothers Cast at the Utah Beach Museum! My dad recorded everything so couldn’t take pictures in between. I did make two selfies, one with Babe a.k.a. Robin Laing, and one with Rick Gomez and Frank John Hughes a.k.a. George Luz and ‘Wild Bill’ […]