The Attack beyond Berdorf 26-28 Dec, 1944.
5th Infantry Division – NEED YOUR HELP!
Berdorf was taken by the 2nd Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Regiment on December 26, 1944. The surrounding hills north of the town provided an excellent view over the Sauer River valley which was also the border between Luxembourg and Germany. Taking the high ground north of Berdorf was strategically important to keep the an […]
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! […]
The Liberation of Berdorf 1944-1945 – Reliving The Past
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 […]
The 5th hits Back! – Berdorf 1944-1945 – Reliving The Past
In the last video of my Berdorf Battlefield Tour Series I will take you along the last two outposts which were held by the Germans until Berdorf was liberated. The account of Michael C Bilder helped me so much in this research. In this episode we’ll discuss one event he vividly remembers.
Trapped behind Enemy Lines – Berdorf Battle of the Bulge
In this episode of Berdorf 1944-1945 – Reliving The Past we visit one of the four outposts of F Company, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division. Did you know all of their outposts are still there? After that we continue with the 5th Infantry Division and shed light on their first days in the Battle of […]
Welcome to the first video of my very own battlefield tour of Berdorf in the Battle of the Bulge! Today I’m showing you the starting point and the very first stop of my tour. We’re visiting the old HQ of F Company, 4th Infantry Division who got trapped behind enemy lines on December 16th 1944!