Friday, February 12, 2016

Battle of the Bulge (Dec. 16, 1944 - Jan. 25, 1945)

Recently, we went to a WWII Battle of the Bulge Reenactment. In the morning we watched the troops and equipment head off into the "Ardennes of Pennsylvania".  
While the troops were out in the battlefield, digging in, we walked around the barracks.   
The barracks of Fort Indiantown Gap Military Institution are pre-1940 and serve as a perfect backdrop for the re-enactors.  Re-enactors were there from up and down the east coast.  Paratroopers, Canadian troops, Scottish Units, and of course, German and American Divisions. Some would be practicing marching or being held for inspection. Others were in the barracks cleaning weapons, cooking meals. All were available for answering questions about this key winter time engagement. We appreciated all the attention to detail and authenticity and we learned a lot about WWII.


Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

This is very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, my husband and I both would have enjoyed this! I am always impressed by how much fascinating info there is to learn about World War II.