5 Pictures of the 1st Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge
A Foxhole and Ten Blankets – December 31st 1944 Luxembourg
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. After coming back from the Aachen area, the Big Red One held the critical shoulder of the “Bulge” at Bullingen, destroying loads of German tanks […]
Top 10 things to see when visiting Battle of the Bulge area in Belgium and 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 you just how much I love you. You mean the world and all to me darling. I fell in love with you from the start […]
Twin Brothers in Battle
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 […]
5 Museums You Must Visit! – The Battle of the Bulge
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 […]
Schumann’s Eck Memorial Trail 1944-1945 Battle of the Bulge Tour
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 […]
A very unusual meeting between U.S. and German soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge!
Before we start on this topic I’d like to make clear that this was part of a four-day trip in the Battle of the Bulge area. I highly suggest you to read the first part of it by clicking HERE! In the 10 years that I’ve visited the Ardennes, I’ve come across this place many […]
During war the most unusual things can happen at most the dangerous situations. This particular story is about the 2nd infantry regiment during the Battle of the Bulge. The moment is described in the book: A foot soldier for Patton “The story of a “Red Diamond” infantryman with the US Third Army” by Michael C. Bilder […]