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101 Airborne museum in Bastogne " Le Mess "

Article about: Hello, In september 2011 there opened a new museum in Bastogne, called " Le Mess ". I ' ve visited it at december 9 2012. The 101st Airborne museum in Bastogne is located in the fo

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    Default 101 Airborne museum in Bastogne " Le Mess "

    Hello,

    In september 2011 there opened a new museum in Bastogne, called " Le Mess ". I ' ve visited it at december 9 2012.

    The 101st Airborne museum in Bastogne is located in the former officers mess building of the Belgian Army, built in 1936.
    This prestigious building was used by the German army as "Unteroffiziersheim" during the occupation of Bastogne in WWII.
    After the war it was used as a hospital by the Red Cross. This unique building with its rich history is the perfect place to gather and display the military history of the 101st Airborne Division and units involved in the Battle of Bastogne in December 1944 - January 1945.

    The museum and its fantastic historical building will give you a great impression of the Battle of the Bulge.
    Window displays with amazing lifelike scenes and mannequins will take you back to the cold winter
    1944-1945 when the battle took place.

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    greetz,
    Poele

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    Wow! Thanks Poele for posting these pics. I had not heard of this new museum before. It looks excellent.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    It's a amazing museum located in an old house near the market place in Bastogne. Here ' s the link:

    http://www.101airbornemuseumbastogne.com/

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    Another well presented thread Poele, thank you for sharing the images. The museum does indeed look superb, and that para display is fantastic.

    Regards,

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    Totally awesome looking musuem many thanks for sharing,regards Dave.

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    Wonderful pics, thanks for taking the time to post these.

    I have to ask about one item though.................... Standard issue?

    Best Regards,

    Andy
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    Andy,

    It's made from a paratrooper parachute by a local civilian

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    That one of the best museums I have seen! I love the dioramas !!

    Nick
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    Looks well worth a visit!.....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Now thats a museum !!

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