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WW2 commemoration at the Bastogne War Museum

  • Exhibition
  • Demonstration
From Friday 13 to Sunday 15 December 2019.

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:

  • Historical documents and book fair
  • Reenactments around the museum
  • Opportunity to meet with WW2 veterans and those having witnessed the war first hand.

Schedule

From Friday 13 to Sunday 15 December 2019.

Friday: 9.30 am to 8.30 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 9.30 am to 6 pm

The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.