The Man Behind the Uniform Ceremony

”The Man Behind the Uniform” official ceremony is organised by the Bastogne War Museum and the city of Bastogne at Recogne German military cemetery, near Bastogne, in Belgium.

The ceremony will launch the release of the German version of the book ‘Voix d’Outre-tombe’ (Die Stimmen aus den Gräbern), written by Robert Moerynck and edited by Le Musée de la Parole en Ardenne. The book tells about the fate of young German fighters who found their final resting place at Recogne cemetery.

The ceremony will be punctuated with speeches, songs and the reading of letters from the fallen soldiers. The German Embassy of Belgium, the Mayor of Bastogne and pupils from the town’s primary and secondary schools will be attending the ceremony.

From 8:30 PM at the Bastogne War Museum you can also participate in the movie/debate about the movie ‘Les Oubliés’ (original version, French subtitles). The session will be animated by the Bastogne Memorial ASBL.

The event is free upon reservation – For more information or to confirm your attendance, send an email to or call the + 32 (0) 61 21 02 20

The Man Behind the Uniform Ceremony