Returning a WWII Relic to the family!
82nd Airborne – The Waal Crossings at Nijmegen 1944
Today I took possession of the pocket knife owned by Prentice W. Ball. This WWII relic was found on April 1, 2018, by Frank van Vark and my dad, Ronald van Meesen. Traveling to Germany, me and my dad went back to the original location and foxhole where the knife was found. In March 1945 […]
Panzer Marche – The Dash to Bastogne Review
On my trip to Nijmegen I visited the center of the city which got bombed on February 22nd by American planes by mistake. Right now that part of the city is called Plein 1944 or Square 1944. They believe that around 800 people were killed during the bombings. Then I went on and stood at the […]
Battle of the Bulge – Siege of Bastogne DVD 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 documentary was actually shorter, but much more powerful. The first part of the documentary focusses on how the Germans managed to surprise the resting 28th […]
Hacksaw Ridge Movie 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 documentary is about two hours long and the Battlefield TV team takes you on a tour around Bastogne. I liked how to overal content was […]
Tom Hanks Main Character In New World War 2 Movie
I had tears in my eyes after watching Hacksaw Ridge. Mel Gibson did an excellent job on the background and personal life of Desmond Doss. We really get to know him and what he stands for. Later in the movie I saw scenes of war that I’ve never seen before in my life. This added […]
Pegasus Bridge Movie: ACTORS, STORYLINE & SECRETS
That’s what the local battlefield tour site http://www.battlefieldtours.nu is reporting. The 60-year old war movie veteran wrote a script for a movie called ‘Greyhounds’. He’ll be one of the main characters for the film, which is directed by Aaron Schneider. The movie tells the story of an officer who is a captain of a Navy destroyer. It […]
Pegasus Bridge Movie Interview: Most Outstanding British Operations in WWII?
In this part of the interview with Pegasus Bridge – Feature Film we talk about possible Actors, The narrative of the storyline and some other very interesting stuff. One little fact is that they’ll have an african american character who plays the role of one of the Airborne soldiers. Make sure to check it out […]
I felt sorry for the Japanese Soldiers – Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Review
This NEW video is part of a full interview with the Pegasus Bridge Feature Film Movie Director Lance Nielsen and Social Media Producer Alex Tabrizi. More videos of the interview to come over the weeks!
Band of Brothers in 2 Minutes
Why do we always view the war from the U.S. perspective? Almost all the accounts we read on battles are based on U.S. reports. Wouldn’t it be better if we used sources from both the Allies and Axis? The reason I mention this, is because I recently watched Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) which was […]
In order to use my creativity on Youtube videos, I decided to make small epic music videos about Band of Brothers. In the future I will probably continue doing this for other war movies and series. Band of Brothers in 2 Minutes is an epic series on Youtube that consists of footage from the HBO […]