101st Airborne Division

REVIEW: Images of War – US Airborne Divisions 1942-2018

Michael’s book and the images provided detail the stories, history, and tragedies of the US Airborne Divisions during the period 1942-1945. He also provides a thorough research of the development of the TO&E for these units. As an experienced paratrooper, I look at this aspect with a certain amount of individual skepticism. Not due to …

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REVIEW: Sent by the Iron Sky – The legacy of an American Parachute Battalion (3/506th) in World War II

This book primarily focuses on the 3rd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, a key contributor to the overall allied airborne assaults during World War II. Although most of the favorable press goes to the 2nd Battalion due to the success of the Book and film, Band of Brothers, any of the airborne infantry …

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Inside the Conference Room of the Berghof (Credits: Eric Abels)

Unseen pictures from inside Hitler’s Berghof ruins

The Berghof began as a much smaller chalet called Haus Wachenfeld, a holiday home built during the first World War by Kommerzienrat Otto Winter, a businessman from Buxtehude. This was located near the Platterhof, the former Pension Moritz where Hitler had stayed in 1922–23. In 1928, Winter’s widow rented Haus Wachenfeld to Hitler and his half-sister Angela …

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WWII vets Bill Guamere (left) and "Babe" Heffron (right). (Credits: Michael Bryant via WWII Foundation)

Soldiers who survived the bloodiest American battle of World War II tell their stories

On Dec. 16, 1944, the German army launched a massive surprise offensive into the Ardennes forest in Belgium which became known as “The Battle of the Bulge.” The battle, launched 70 years ago, would become the largest American engagement of the war — and the bloodiest — resulting in nearly 20,000 U.S. troops killed over five …

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