The 99th Infantry Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge

The 99th Infantry Battalion (separate) was a battalion of Norwegian-speaking soldiers. They were originally formed to act as an invasion force in case there was going to be combat in Norway. They saw combat in France, Belgium and Germany. During the Battle of the Bulge the 99th Battalion operated together with the 526th Armored Infantry […]

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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 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 […]

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The 5th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge – Photo series

The 5th Infantry Division To Luxembourg  Picture: Through heavy snow in the night, units of the 3rd Army, including the 5th Infantry Division, reached Luxembourg from the Saar in the afternoon of December 20th, 1944. Photo: IWM, London. Picture: Pvt. Charles Breston from Nicholasville, Kentucky, brushes snow from his 30-calibre machine gun. He belongs to […]

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Patton across the Sauer River – Battle of the Bulge

‘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 […]

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