Archive for the ‘Chambois France’ Category

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Time for the 90th Infantry Division Pic of the Week. Today we feature a shot of Supreme Allied Commander, Dwight D. Eisenhower, surveying the carnage at Chambois, France, where combined Allied forces trapped, then destroyed the German 7th Army. I’ve seen the photograph several times over the years, and [...]

Here we go!  Our man, Tristan, on location in France, has again offered us the opportunity to view a World War II setting, through today’s lens. On April 4, just last week, our 90th Infantry Division Picture of the Week featured a shot from Chambois, France, during the Battle for Falaise Gap. Minus the soldiers [...]

Finally, it’s over!  Being a basketball fanatic from the state of Indiana, I’ve been up til midnight the last two evenings watching the Butler men and Notre Dame women both lose.  Oh, the agony.   But, at least now I can get back to my regular routine. Hey, in keeping with the Chambois, France / Falaise [...]

Hey, I just realized that we’ve got a Falaise Gap / Chambois, France  / World War II theme running this week.  Let’s keep it going. This week’s Letters From War Wednesday is courtesy of Supreme Allied Commander, Dwight Eisenhower.  In August 1944, with combined American, British and Polish forces closing in on the retreating German [...]

It’s April, and tax time for procrastinators everywhere in the States, including the History Junkie.  This past weekend, I was shuffling through stacks of papers, looking for that golden receipt that might save HJ some cash when I came across another random note from my old pal, Hobert.  It was a October 1944 newspaper article [...]

Monday morning, and time again for the 90th Infantry Division Picture of the Week.  This shot comes to us from Chambois, France where combined American and Polish forces soundly defeated the retreating Germans at the Falaise Gap in August 1944. I love dissecting these old pictures.  The vehicle looks to be a Sd.Kfz 251 German [...]

For those dedicated followers of the site, you might remember last Monday we featured a World War II, 90th Infantry Division photo from Chambois, France.  The 90th ID experienced heavy fighting in the Chambois area during the Battle of the Falaise Gap in August 1944. Our historian friend from France, Tristan, who lives in the [...]

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