Corporal Mel Brooks

“I was a Combat Engineer. Isn’t that ridiculous? The two things I hate most in the world are combat and engineering.” — Mel Brooks By far one of the funniest people on earth,Mel Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn in 1926. I won’t go into his life as Comedian,Director.Actor,Producer and Singer because I’d be hereContinue reading “Corporal Mel Brooks”

Blood in the snow-Continuing evil in the Ardennes.

++++CONTAINS SHOCKING IMAGES+++++++++ Although the German army had one last offence left in them,it must have become quite clear to them that despite the early success during the Battle of the Bulge, the war was coming to an end and they would be at the losing side of it. Rather then accepting the inevitable inContinue reading “Blood in the snow-Continuing evil in the Ardennes.”

Christmas in Belgium- ‘White’ Christmas at the Battle of the Bulge

Bing Crosby sang “I am dreaming of a white Christmas” and made it sound like a magical event. However for the men stuck in the Belgian Ardennes, a white Christmas was probably the last thing they wanted.But they did get the snow, in fact it was one the coldest and harshest winters on record. FollowingContinue reading “Christmas in Belgium- ‘White’ Christmas at the Battle of the Bulge”

General Anthony Clement “Nuts” McAuliffe

General Anthony Clement “Nuts” McAuliffe (July 2, 1898 – August 11, 1975) was a senior United States Army officer, who earned fame as the acting commander of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division troops defending Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge towards the end of World War II.   On December 22, 1944, at aboutContinue reading “General Anthony Clement “Nuts” McAuliffe”

The Wereth Massacre

On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched their last great offensive against the Western Allies through the Ardennes Forest of eastern Belgium. It would become known as the Battle of the Bulge. Three German Armies attacked a long a 50-mile front. American troops manning the line were thrown into confusion. Even the high command wasContinue reading “The Wereth Massacre”