The Battle of the Bulge

Analysis of history, monuments, and warpaths of the Battle of the Bulge.

The Bastogne Mardasson Memorial

by Scott Manning May 8, 2013
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While in Luxembourg, a Belgian coworker harassed me, “You’re an American and you’ve never visited Bastogne?” It was true. I was visiting the Low Countries for the third time and I had zero plans to visit the famous town from the Battle of the Bulge. To redeem myself, I showed him a picture of the […]

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A Tale of Two Luxembourg Cemeteries

by Scott Manning April 26, 2013
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Visiting both the Luxembourg American Cemetery and German War Cemetery consecutively provided an interesting perspective on how two peoples on opposing sides have chosen to remember their war dead. Both cemeteries hold soldiers who fought during World War II, many during the Battle of the Bulge. There is a heavy dose of crosses at both, […]

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Luxembourg German War Cemetery

by Scott Manning April 25, 2013
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After visiting the Luxembourg American Cemetery, I convinced my German coworker that we should visit the Germany War Cemetery as well. It just over a mile away. The following description, photos, and video comes from my trip there on April 18, 2013. The German cemetery holds over 10,000 fallen German soldiers who fought during the […]

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Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial

by Scott Manning April 24, 2013
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When I learned that Patton was buried 10 minutes from my hotel in Luxembourg, I had to make the pilgrimage. The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is a bit of touristy place, but it is well worth the trip. The following description, photos, and video comes from my trip there on April 18, 2013. There […]

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A Closer Look at Churchill’s Battle of the Bulge Quote

by Scott Manning December 19, 2011
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The Battle of the Bulge Monument at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College prominently displays a quote from Winston Churchill (1874-1965), “This is undoubtedly the greatest American battle of the war, and will, I believe be regarded as an ever famous American victory.” Although inspiring, this is not the full quote or the full […]

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Battle of the Bulge Monument at Valley Forge Military Academy

by Scott Manning December 18, 2011
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For over a year now, I passed a sign for the Battle of the Bulge Monument on my way to work. I have yet to find anyone at work who visited it, but ironically, I never visited either. This past Friday, on the 67th anniversary of the start of the battle, I decided to check […]

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Battle of the Bulge at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA

by Scott Manning February 6, 2007
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On January 27 of this year, my dad and I attended the Battle of the Bulge Reenactment at For Indiantown Gap, PA put on by the The World War II Federation. The reenacting had been taking place all week and we visited on the second to last day. The toughest part was finding the place, […]

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