Hello, To introduce myself: I am a 21 yo student from Alsace (France). History lover in general but mostly interested by the local history of my region, particularly the Second World War era and that’s why I am here. My researchs and my knowledge are based on the study of books and by spending most of my free time exploring the battlefields of the Nordwind Operation. Though even if the books (mostly after action reports/ Germans and American side) and the witnesses of these combats helped me to understand exactly what happened / how the positions were disposed, what were the moves of the troops , what were theirs equipments etc I still miss a point. I don’t know what these mens felt, theirs personals feelings at an individual scale, theirs personalities, theirs relationships … I am in lack of testimonies. I did talked to civilians who lived this unfortunate period but the same stories through the soldier’s eyes are much different. Here are my principles subjects on which I can share many informations especially « on the field » and on which I am more than interested to get testimonies or any kind of written sources: Main interest: -70th ID US -45th ID US Period from December 44 to March 45. At Wingen sur moder / Reipertswiller / Philippsbourg / Baerenthal / Wimmeneau etc But also: -100th ID US -36th ID US (And most of the seventh US army in Alsace-Lorraine) —> Rimling / Haguenau And even the Colmar pocket / 3rd ID … Jebsheim/ Holtzwihr / Labaroche… I wish I can meet here people sharing the same interest as I do for this quite unknown and forgotten stage of the war which is the Battle of Alsace and Nordwind operation, the true last major German offensive on the western front.