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  1. TacticalTank

    TacticalTank Member

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    Hello everybody,
    I have decided I will wright a book as a fun little project. It is going to be based on the 101st airborne during the Battle Of The Bulge and it will consist of there defence at the begining and the Battle's of Bastonge and Luxembourg (Don't know how to spell that just yet). I have been having imidiate trouble with reasearch though. I am trying to figure out what Battalion/Company/Squadron/Regiment that these "Made up" men will be in and how many people each consist of. All I have found that is a little accurate is this:
    What’s the difference between a squad, a platoon and a battalion? And, while we’re at it, a company and a regiment? | Mental Floss: Fact of the Day
    So I am clueless as to what company and squad and stuff. If you have any links, pictures, or just raw wording please put them in here. This is what I have got so far: D company 2nd Battalion 4th Para's. Is that correct/properly worded? Please help guys :D
    Another thing: Any videos are also big help. I found one that will be helping me a lot:YouTube - ‪SHOOTOUT!- The Battle Of The Bulge 1/5‬‏
    Thanks!
    Nolan
     
  2. fredleander

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    Well, you certainly seem to have some homework ahead of you...:)....what about starting with a trip to Bastogne.....and, Luxembourg is spelled just fine....
     
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    "Luxembourg" in French , "Luxemburg" in German: both spellings are okay.
     
  4. fredleander

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    Right, then we are left with Bastogne.....:)....
     
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    WOW! Thanks for the suppport guys, yeah im starting on the Bastonge part. I have (SO FAR!) 5 regular printer pages all ready which discuss the events leading up to the Battle Of the Bulge, like D-Day, Capture of Rome...Blah blah...PLEASE CHECK OUT WHAT I HAVE SO FAR HERE: The book so far - Winter In Hell
    Yeah not much but its coming along. ANY SUGGESTIONS =D?
     
  7. OzRadio

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    Is the entire book going to be non-fiction?
     
  8. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    I would double-check your geographical facts: the Ardennes Offensive didn't take place along a front from the North Sea to Switzerland (and that distance is a lot more than 85 miles) ;)
     
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    Yes sir! It is going to be more of an "informational" text.
     
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    My bad, the documentry I watched was incorrect. I learn to trust this forum ;) I'll make that change with-in the night.
     
  11. Sterling Mace

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    Tactical,
    I think the first question for anybody who wants to write a book is why do you want to write a book?

    Sterling G. Mace
     
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    I would like to wright a book because I think it will be a fun experiance and I have always wanted too. (Plus im going to be a historian/author so yeah.)
     
  13. nobody73

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    If you are writing for personal accomplishment and to advance your knowledge you should have fun but know this that writing military history is one of the most difficult histories to write and when you make errors, you will have the whole ETO come down on your head :)
     
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    That's true 73; and make sure you really do your research on this one Tank - I don't think you'd want Babe Heffron or Wild Bill Guarnere picking up on any errors, because they are the men who lived through it all, and came out the other side with first hand experiences of what you will be writing.
     
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    You guys are a huge help but, this is not going to be published or be put in public..
     

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