Monthly Archives: december 2016

december 2016

BULGE BLIZZARD

2017-08-29T18:52:41+02:00

One could be forgiven for mistaking this, at first glance, for a picture taken somewhere near Stalingrad. But these are not Soviet or German soldiers on the Eastern Front. They are paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division at the end of January 1945 pushing the last German forces out of what remains of the Bulge [...]

BULGE BLIZZARD2017-08-29T18:52:41+02:00

POLAR VORTEX

2019-01-28T23:48:08+01:00

Of all the pictures to have come out of the research for my book ‘Those Who Hold Bastogne,’ I have always considered this one to be among the most poignant. With the 101st Airborne Division’s main hospital captured west of Bastogne before the siege had even started, the remaining medical personnel fought an uphill struggle [...]

POLAR VORTEX2019-01-28T23:48:08+01:00

A SAD NOTE

2017-08-29T18:53:23+02:00

In December 1944 and January 1945, the 30th Infantry Division played a crucial role in the Battle of the Bulge. The crack outfit first helped stop in its tracks the formidable and ruthless Waffen SS force of Kampfgruppe Peiper. Then, once the northern shoulder of the Bulge was shored up, the veteran infantrymen went on [...]

A SAD NOTE2017-08-29T18:53:23+02:00