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.
Here are the photo's........