Tag: Belgium

“We blocked the Bulge”, story of the 39th Infantry Regiment in the Ardennes (December 1944)

Speaking about the Battle of the Bulge in the 9th Infantry Division history is quite incorrect. The official name for their actions fits better, since it is called the Ardenne Campaign. On the early morning of 16 December 1944, the U.S. Army encountered a massive German offensive with as northern limit the Elsenborn ridge, and […]

Monceau-Imbrechies Memorial, Belgium

There’s a ridge called ‘Hill 270’ by the American troops back in September 1944. This ridge separates the village of Monceau-Imbrechies from Macon, located north of the ridge. On that particular ridge happened the first clash of the liberation of Belgium, on September 2nd, 1944. There, in the late morning of this summer day, the soldiers of […]