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- Starts: 27/11/2018 2:00 pm
- Ends: 27/11/2018 10:30 pm
”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 email@example.com or call the + 32 (0) 61 21 02 20
War is not only about battles, battlefields, winners or losers. It is also about mourning, souvenirs, reconstruction and commemoration. In the hamlet of Recogne, near Bastogne in Belgium, a German cemetery gathers the remains of more than 6,800 German soldiers from 17 to 52 years old, who died during the Second World War.
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.
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.