Nuts-Weekend at Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge Dec1944)

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Nuts-Weekend at Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge Dec1944)

Post by housil » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:46 am

Dec 14th to 17th I went to Belgium to participate the celebrations of the "Battle of the Bulge" in 1944.

You could see nice vehicles and dressed participants
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A by Germans knocked out Sherman at the market place
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Visited the Airborne Museum the first day
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Re: Nuts-Weekend at Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge Dec1944)

Post by housil » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:46 am

Next stop over was the Bastogne War Museum
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Lot´s of snow like back in 1944
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German tank hunter "Hetzer"
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Re: Nuts-Weekend at Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge Dec1944)

Post by housil » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:04 am

Next day we went to see the fox holes of Easy company at Foy you may know from the show "Band of brothers":
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Close up to those of you who are familiar with the history/show of the Band of Brothers, note their names "Webb" and "Penkala"
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We walked the way they have walked
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To finde their foxholes that are still there even after 73 years
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Post by housil » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:09 am

Next was the US attack on Foy:
Their foxholes...
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...with the view towards Foy houses
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Scene from the show BoB
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and real view
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Post by housil » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:46 am

Next event was "Nut´s Day" at Bastogne Barracks
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Bastogne Barracks and a living history "display" at the village of Hardigny:


where we ate 2007 MREs :mrgreen:
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Speaking of, Belgium is a nice place to eat :wink:
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...and having a hot cocoa at the Christmas Market in Bastogne next to the church
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where the first aid station was in the cellar that got hit:


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Re: Nuts-Weekend at Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge Dec1944)

Post by WorkmanMRE » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:37 pm

Awesome post, great pictures. What cool places you visited. Cool you even ate mres! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Nuts-Weekend at Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge Dec1944)

Post by Treesuit » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:29 pm

Man, those are some excellent pictures, Oilli. Thanks for sharing.

Looks like it was the same level of cold as it was in 1944. :?

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Re: Nuts-Weekend at Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge Dec1944)

Post by LaSwede » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:00 pm

Thanks for sharing housil! Didn't even knew there was a war museum in bastgone and 101 st airborne museum, must go there someday :)
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Re: Nuts-Weekend at Bastogne (Battle of the Bulge Dec1944)

Post by steve1989 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:46 am

Thank you for sharing such great pictures, Housil! Looks like a really fun day - you and your friend even got to enjoy an MRE. :)
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