The Bastogne War Museum is fully devoted to World War 2 in Belgium. In December, this cultural centre will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the region and saw the city besieged by German troops.
The Nuts weekend
A famous word in Bastogne. Three days after the Germans began their advance on Bastogne, US General Anthony McAuliffe established an emergency HQ at the Bastogne Barracks.
The Germans, encircling the town, sent a message demanding surrender. McAuliffe’s response was short but clear: “Nuts!”. The commemorations decided to pay homage to this great military man...
A program rich in history
The many events planned will, of course, focus on the 1940-1945 period:
Friday, December 13th
- All day: signing sessions with authors and artists such as Philippe Jarbinet, who wrote Airborne 44
- 1-3 pm: opportunity to meet 15 veterans
Saturday, December 14th
- 9.30 am - 4 pm: presentation of the medical assistance available during the Battle of the Bulge
- Book fair
- Opportunity to meet survivors of the Battle of the Bulge
- 10.30 am to 12.30 pm: opportunity to meet Shayne Tayor who played Doc Roe in Band of Brothers
- Evening: light and sound show on the Mardasson Memorial (2 performances)
Sunday, December 15th
- Opportunity to met veterans
- 10.30 am to 1.30 pm: Indian heads exhibition with 40 military vehicles
- Miniature reconstruction of Bastogne's main street as it was in 1944
- Military tents outside: static exhibition, sale of WW2 objects and documents
- Colline du Mardasson 56600 Bastogne