This year will be marked by the 74th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. On the 14, 15, and 16th of December, the Bastogne War Museum will take part in the NUTS Weekend, just like the rest of the city of Bastogne. A series of events will be organised during these three days: exhibitions, conferences, documentary projections, book conventions, reenactments, and more.

 

Program of the weekend:

  • Friday 14 December 2018

Opening hours of the Bastogne War Museum: 9.30 am – 8.30 pm

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: documentary projection of « Searching for Augusta », realised by Mike Edwards and Martin King. Martin King will be attending the projection

 

  • Saturday 15 December 2018

Opening hours of the Bastogne War Museum: 9.30 am – 10.00 pm

From 9.30 am:
Sale of reproductions of military equipment (Quartermaster Inspector)
Book convention and historical documents

11.00 am – 5.00 pm: Reenactments around the site of the Bastogne War Museum

6.30 pm – 10.00 pm: Lectures and meeting with the authors, including a signing session. Will be attending: Peter Schrijvers, Hugues Wenkin, Christer Bergstrom, Christian Dujardin, Roger Marquet, Robert Allen, Pierre Marie Sergeant, and Martin King

 

  • Sunday 16 December 2018

Opening hours of the Bastogne War Museum: 9.30 am – 6.00 pm

10.00 am – 4.00 pm: Meeting with war veterans and eyewitnesses of WWII

10.00 am: Mr. Jurgen Tegethoff – German veteran – 506 Panzerabteilung

11.00 am: Mr. Vincent Speranza – American – 501 PIR

12.30 am: Mr. William Gillet – GI kids

1.30 pm: Piron Brigade – Xavier Verzin, Edmond Gillis, André and Charles Liégeois, and Jean-Louis Marichal, the current secretary of the Fédération Royale Nationale des Anciens Combattants de la Brigade Piron

3.00 pm: Mrs. Rosière – Civil witness from the village of Foy

NUTS Weekend Bastogne