A Foxhole and Ten Blankets – December 31st 1944 Luxembourg
Patton across the Sauer River – Battle of the Bulge
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 […]
5th Infantry Division – NEED YOUR HELP!
‘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 daily groceries at the local Lidl or Cactus Shopping Center. Little do they know that this particular part of the city played a big role […]
Another 5th Infantry Division footsoldier for Patton!
Dear Fans and Friends! I NEED YOUR HELP Next year I’ll have my last year of university for my BA History study. Earlier this week I discussed with a military historian about my final thesis/paper subject. I introduced him to the 5th Infantry Division and told him I’d like to use them as my subject for […]
Battlefield Mysteries – Night of the Bayonets
Arnold Whittaker, member of the 5th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge talks about his exerpiences during the Battle of the Bulge! Interestingly, Arnold talks about the hard winter conditions he faced during the battle. Just like many other Bulge veterans, it’s always the cold and the hunger that were their biggest enemy! […]
Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary?
Battle of the Bulge ‘One bitterly cold morning, I was in a foxhole with two other soldiers manning a .30-caliber machine gun. I say foxhole, but in actuality the ground was so frozen that all we could do was pull snow up around us and put some foliage on top. It couldn’t stop a bullet […]
A Summer in the Bulge! 2014
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 […]
Diekirch National Museum of Military History
Last summer me and my dad went for a holiday trip to Luxembourg! We do this every year, simply because we love the country. We’ve visited museums and battlefields during the day and in the evening we enjoyed all the good food the country has to offer. On my trip I’ve taken photographs and videos […]
This museum has one of the biggest collection out there when it comes to World War 2 collectibles. From vehicles to personal gear to rations, this museum has it all! Besides the big collection, the museum also focus on the troops that fought here during the Battle of the Bulge. They give a lot of […]