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NUTS weekend in Bastogne

On 11 and 12 December, Bastogne commemorates the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1944 during the Second World War. During this battle, General McAuliffe uttered the words "NUTS" in response to the Germans' demand for surrender. He did so from the barracks in Bastogne, where 'Bastogne Barracks' is now located.

During this weekend, everything in Bastogne is dedicated to the Second World War. A great opportunity to delve into the history of this battle.

Programme:

Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December, from 9am to 6pm
  • Presence of 5 groups of reenactors
  • Exhibition of WW2 vehicles and equipment
  • Access to the restoration areas
  • Itinerant exhibition of the WHI 40-45, scholarship holders, dioramas...
  • Parades of tank and armored vehicles (Russian, German and US) every hour from 9:00 am
  • Small catering and cafeteria
  • Various presentations and screening of the film "Searching for Augusta", by reservation only: booking.bastogne@whi.be
Saturday only
  • Stand wargames
  • Contest on the diorama "Battle of Noville"
  • Book signing of the Editions Weyrich by Hughues Wenkin and of the comic book Airborne 44 by Philippe Jarbinet
Sunday from 14:00 to 16:00
  • Participation to the the historic vehicles' parade in the main street and static exhibition in the Latin Quarter