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- Starts: 14/12/2019 5:30 pm
Great sound and light show projected on the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne. Interactive show created by Luc Petit, highlighting seven characters (two soldiers, an American General, a German prisoner soldier, a mother, a child, and a journalist) and their history.
There will be 2 shows on Saturday, December 14th at 5.30 pm and 8.00 pm.
Backpacks are forbidden.
The Bastogne War Museum represents a new way to remember the Second World War in Belgium. It offers a fresh perception in a modern and interactive framework of the causes, events and consequences of the Second World War, with a special focus on the Ardennes counteroffensive: the Battle of the Bulge.
2019 will be marked by the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. On the 13, 14, and 15th of December, the City of Bastogne and the Bastogne War Museum will take part in the annual NUTS Weekend, during which a series of events will be held.
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.
A place of great importance during the Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne Barracks, the site of the War Heritage Institute (WHI), brings you right back to December 1944. Lively exhibitions, a parade of vintage military vehicles, vehicle restorations… an unforgettable experience! A sound and light show will complete the weekend programme. Free admission.