Belgium

Statues and Plaques stolen from War Memorials in Liège, Belgium

On April 25, 2015, the Belgian Defense and City of Liège held a ceremony to inaugurate a new monument « Aux fusillés de la Chartreuse » at Bastion de la Chartreuse in memory of soldiers from the Intelligence Services during 1914-1918 and Resistance Network “Clarence” during 1940-1945, after the first monument was stolen in May …

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British Landings on Walcheren

Operation Infatuate: Walcheren Landings in 1944

Operation Infatuate Operation Infatuate was the codename given to an Anglo-Canadian operation during the Second World War to open the port of Antwerp to shipping and relieve logistical constraints. The operation was part of the wider Battle of the Scheldt and involved two assault landings from the sea by the 4th Special Service Brigade and …

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Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart by Sir William Orpen

The Un-killable Soldier: Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart

Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO, (5th May 1880 – 5th June 1963,) was a British Army Officer of Belgian and Irish descent who saw active service in three major conflicts spanning over six decades. His life and military career are widely recognised as legendary amongst various …

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Battle of the Bulge - Now & Then image Kaiserbaracke

Stunning Then & Now Photographs from the Battle of the Bulge

World Wara Magazine is able to present you stunning Then & Now photographs from the Battle of the Bulge. The photos were taken by Koos Winkelman from the Netherlands, who enjoys traveling and photographing places that once were part of (a bloody) history.  The Battle of the Bulge started on December 16, 1944, and ended …

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Bunker SK1 in which the museum is located

Visiting Bunker Museum Antwerpen – Atlantikwall Museum

Many people don’t know this, not even much Belgians, however there’s something unique to be found in Wilrijk, Belgium. In Park den Brandt (Wilrijk, Antwerp) a whole bunker village can be found and every first week-end of the month one of them opens up. The museum is to be found in one of SK1 Bunkers and …

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Bois Jacques Monument vandalized for the 4th time!

Vandals have vandalized the Battle of the Bulge monument in Bois Jacques past week-end in the night of Saturday on Sunday. It’s sadly the fourth time (!) vandals have struck the memorial since it was inaugurated in Jacques Wood (Bois Jacques) on May 29, 2015 in the presence of U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer to commemorate the U.S. soldiers …

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German captives walk past a disabled tank as they are led into captivity by U.S. troops, on Jan. 25, 1945, north of Foy, Belgium, in the final days of the Battle of the Bulge.

Veteran’s Day – Julian Sargentini, A ‘Bulgebuster’, Remembers

In 1944, now 91 year old Julian “Sarge” Sargentini was then part of the “Bulgebusters”. Here Sarge remembers the first time he experienced the horrors of war. Along with witnessing the death of many of his fellow friends he broke his pelvis after the explosion of a mine. When was your first taste of it? …

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Staff Sgt. Rocco Moretto (left) with Tech Sgt. Bob Wright (later killed in action) at Bütgenbach, Belgium in December 1944. (Credits: Robert F. Dorr)

An Infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge

When Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945, Staff Sgt. Rocco J. “Rocky” Moretto was one of only two men in his infantry company who’d landed on D-Day and fought through to victory without being killed, wounded, or captured. Moretto belonged to Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, “The Big Red One.” …

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Storycorps - Battle of the Bulge story

Storycorps – Killing this Soldier was the saddest memory of my life

Joseph Robertson, was an infantryman in the US Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white images in this short video haunt the viewer, just as Robertson is haunted by his memories from that battle. In this poignant StoryCorps video, he tries to explain the …

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