We’ve said here a thousand times before… War ain’t for the faint of heart. World War II was without doubt, one of the most trying times in human history, and it turned out some of the greatest heroes modern history has to boast of. And many of them were regular blue collar workers, straight from the factors and farms of the Western world.
Built by the Germans in Northern France was a night-impenetrable line of defensive forts known as Westwall. Its official name was the Siegfried Line and its history stretched back to the First World War. It was a network of defensive structures that contained more than 18,000 bunkers, tunnels, and tank traps. Getting past it was no small task. And here it is brought to the Liberators Battlefield!
As clever generals in the Second World War and any war in history are aware, actual combat is only one part of the equation along the path to victory. Strategy includes where to place your men on the field, when to strike, and using what you have to your advantage. But all the planning in the world is of no use if you cannot supply your hardworking soldiers when they set about their tasks!
Imagine you’re a German soldier. You’re hungry, tired, and far from home, subsisting largely on the faith that the side you’re fighting for is soon going to win the war and you can finally go back to the warmth of familiar surroundings. Then, you see a letter flyer written in your mother tongue whose contents makes your heart leap.