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- Starts: 17/03/2019 7:30 am
- Ends: 17/03/2019 5:00 pm
On the 4th of January 1945, the 17th Airborne Division entered the Battle of the Bulge and attacked towards Flamièrge from Mande-Saint-Étienne and Houmont. The ridge near Flamièrge was later renamed “Dead Man’s Ridge” by the men of the Division. The 17th Airborne Division lost more than 3000 men.
Every year the Dead Man’s Ridge Walk takes place to honour the men of the 17th Airborne Division who were killed in the region.
The next walk will take place on Sunday 17 March 2019 with the presence of a veteran.
You can find more information by visiting the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DeadMansRidgeWalk/
In December 1944, when the Allies had advanced unto the Belgian Ardennes, they were completely surprised by three German armies. This was the beginning of the Ardennes Offensive or ‘Battle of the Bulge’. It was a last desperate attempt of the German Wehrmacht to cut through the allied lines. The battle lasted more than six weeks and took many lives on both sides.