Monday, 28 August 2017

Bastogne barracks - European Road Trip Day 6, part 1

The barracks in Bastogne are now home to a military museum.  Having been General McAuliffe's HQ during the siege some of the cellar rooms have been refitted as they would have been.  Here is the man himself conferring with fellow officers.  If at this point you are thinking that US generals are dummies go and stand in the corner.  Yes you.
The fairly well-known German letter inviting the General to surrender.
His rather more famous reply.
One of the rooms is well stocked with WW2 weapons, leading to this alarming sight!
Upstairs, the museum continues with WW2 weapons and kit from several sources.

Coming next - the AFV collection!

1 comment:

Pete. said...

Nice photos Tim.