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March 1, 2018

Beyond Band of Brothers – Alex M. Penkala & Skip Muck

On January 10 1945, near Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, Alex M. Penkala was sharing a foxhole with Warren H. ‘Skip’ Muck. On that day in January their...

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 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....

September 15, 2017

The REAL Band of Brothers Foxholes & Locations in Foy Bastogne

Many people travel to Bastogne to visit the former positions of Easy Company near Foy. However, most of these people who travel without a guide are wrong when it comes...

April 24, 2017

Visiting Band of Brothers: The Battle of Nuenen? | WW2 Traveling #5

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...

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...

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...

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