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Battle of the Bulge photos

I recently read a blog post that led me to photos from The Battle of the Bulge, and I wanted to share them, knowing this is one of the places my grandfather was.

The link is at dailymail.co.uk

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Footprints in the E.T.O.

Footprints in the E.T.O.

Over Christmas, Dad let me see this map that was put together for a war reunion that Grandpa attended.  It highlighted where his unit has been and what they did.  I took lots of photographs, and was woefully aware of both my lack of excellent equipment (it’s a good little camera, but not amazing) and my lack of great skill with my camera.  I hope there are decent shots.  I’ve got them posted here so you can see where I tried to get better details with various flash and closeness settings.  Dad still has the original, so maybe we’ll get a better copy one of these days.

Here’s a link to a list of units involved in the Battle of the Bulge.  Grandpa’s group (778th A.A.A. Battalion was with the 76th Division – so you can scroll down and see it listed).  A.A. was anti-aircraft.  I’m not sure what the last A is for.  I suppose when all is said and done I will have expanded my WWII knowledge exponentially.  My last history class that would have covered this would have been sometime near about 20 years ago . . . sigh.

Ooh – here’s an excellent link that I’m just going to have to spend more time with.  It’s nearly bedtime, so it’ll have to wait.  This link is http://www.antiaircraft.org/778.htm which has the history of the 778th AAA Battalion.  I can’t believe I’m excited about military history!  The times – they’re a-changing!  I guess when it gets personal it makes all the difference.

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