Top 10 things to see when visiting Battle of the Bulge area in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Battle of the Bulge 2016 Tour
The Battle of the Bulge, also referred to as the Ardennes Offensive, is known for its heavy battles in very harsh conditions between December 16th 1944 and January 21st 1945. Some people even claim it lasted till February ‘45. For more than a month Allied troops fought against an incredible amount of German troops on […]
Twin Brothers in Battle
Below you’ll find a series of videos about my 2016 Battle of the Bulge tour.
Book Review: Alamo in the Ardennes – John C. McManus
I’d like to share this letter and story from Elva Pack with you, written on April 10th 1945. Elda and Elva Pack were twin brothers who both were in the same unit and company during the Second World War. They served under Patton’s 3rd Army in the 5th Infantry Division, 10th Infantry Regiment. I think […]
5 Museums You Must Visit! – The Battle of the Bulge
Book Review: Alamo in the Ardennes – The Untold Story of the American Soldiers who made the defense of Bastogne possible by John C. McManus When I first got the book I fell in love with the details in which McManus describes the experiences of soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division. The book does a […]
Darkest Day of A Company – 312th Engineer Battalion, January 11th 1945 – September 2015 Update
For someone who doesn’t know a lot about the Battle of the Bulge, going to Belgium or Luxembourg might be a total disaster for you. Where do you go to discover the history of the biggest counter attack ever faced by US troops in World War 2? Where are the battlefields? Which villages saw heavy […]
Relive The Past – Berdorf in the Battle of the Bulge
The purpose of this article is to tell the story of Willard G. Meek and to reveal what happened to A Company, 312th Engineer Battalion, 87th Infantry Division on January 11th 1945. On that day A company lost twenty-four soldiers. One of the soldiers stated KIA that day was Willard G. Meek. Willard’s cousin, D. […]
Veteran Research: Pvt William D. Sheehan – Battle of the Bulge
Free World War 2 Battlefield Tour! This battlefield tour focusses on the Southern Shoulder of the Battle of the Bulge. In the village of Berdorf, this guided tour takes you back in time to relive the past and witness historical locations and battlefield sites that were part of the Battle of the Bulge. Focussing on […]
Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary?
WILLIAM D. SHEEHAN KILLED IN ACTION Word was received here this week that Pfc. William D. Sheehan of Osage, was reported killed in action in Luxembourg on December 26th. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sheehan of Osage. The parents received the telegram from the War Department on Sunday, January 14th. Young […]
Battle of the Ardennes Museum – La Roche
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 […]
On the last day of our holiday in Luxembourg we made a visit to the Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes in La Roche, Belgium. La Roche was bombed during the Battle of the Bulge and fierce fights took place in and around the village. Just outside the center you will find two tanks: An M4A1 […]