5 Interesting Memoirs You Should Read of Veterans Who Fought in the Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the Bulge – Siege of Bastogne DVD Review
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 […]
Review: A Tour of the Bulge Battlefields
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 […]
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: D-Day Experience at Dead Man’s Corner!
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 […]
Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary?
Day 2: Friday June 5th! Very Interesting Day 2 in Normandy! After breakfast we visited the new D-Day Experience at Saint-Côme-du-Mont. I can tell, this is the best museum I’ve seen so far in my life. The story of the paratroopers really comes alive in a huge hangar. The quality of the items is amazing […]
“My Great Uncle Was In The Airborne!’
After the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Operation Dragoon and Operation Market Garden, I’m happy to announce that I will be at the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge! I recently received Ian Gardner’s new book: No Victory in Valhalla. Ian delivers outstanding research to the 3rd Bn. of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne […]
Market Garden 70th Anniversary!
I recently got contacted by a man saying his great uncle fought during Operation Market Garden. The man was going on a business trip to The Netherlands and wanted to visit the place where his great uncle got hit. His uncle was Captain Thomas A. Norwood, an officer in the 326th Engineers Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. After surviving […]
The incredible story of a British WW2 Helmet
During the week of September 17th 2014, there were a lot of activities regarding the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden in The Netherlands. Wednesday September 17th was also the I had free from studies. A perfect day to visit the events near the villages that were part of the frontline during the operation. The Groesbeek […]
The New Bastogne War Museum!
Betuws War Museum – The Island ’44-’45 If I would need three words to describe this museum I’d say: Quality Above Quantity. Before I rang the bell I wasn’t sure if I was at the right address. A man opened the door and we told about the museum. He welcomed us and sent us to […]
On March 27th 2014 the new Bastogne War Museum opened it’s doors. I was lucky to visit it a few weeks after the opening. All I can say is that I had an amazing new experience of the battle of the bulge. The battles around Bastogne is told from four different perspectives. That from a […]