Serving During the Battle of the Bulge
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: New May 2022! A World War II veteran recalls working as a field lineman trying to maintain communication with the front lines during the Battle of the Bulge. Archival footage is included.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: DUS History-219**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Looking at the images in this video, have your students write journal entries as if they were both infantry and line pullers. Compare the differences the two groups experienced.


To learn more about the Battle of the Bulge, check out the full program this segment is edited from: History in the First Person: World War II and the Battle of the Bulge.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.