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October 14, 2017

5 Interesting Memoirs You Should Read of Veterans Who Fought in the Battle of the Bulge

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...

October 8, 2017

Living on the Battlefields – Interview with Bob Konings

Nine years ago, in 2008, Bob Konings and his wife Eveline moved from The Netherlands to the Ardennes. They turned their lives around and started a Bed & Breakfast, Bo...

October 3, 2017

5 Pictures of the 1st Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge

On December 16, 24 enemy divisions, 10 of which were armored, launched a massive counterattack in the Ardennes sector, resulting in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge....

March 18, 2017

A Foxhole and Ten Blankets – December 31st 1944 Luxembourg

Dec. 31, 1944 To the one I love. My darling wife.                 Hello dearest, here is your husband again. Before I tell you anything new honey, I want to tell...

March 17, 2017

Panzer Marche – The Dash to Bastogne 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...

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...

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...

September 19, 2016

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...

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