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SALM AND "DU SAILLANT" BATTLE MUSEUM (DEC 44 - JAN 45) - Grand-Halleux Belgium

Article about: On 16th December 1944, the German troops launched an offensive in the Belgian Ardennes and the north of Luxembourg. This battle, also named "du saillant" battle, because of the fro

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    Default SALM AND "DU SAILLANT" BATTLE MUSEUM (DEC 44 - JAN 45) - Grand-Halleux Belgium

    On 16th December 1944, the German troops launched an offensive in the Belgian Ardennes and the north of Luxembourg. This battle, also named "du saillant" battle, because of the front line shape after the German breakthrough, was the biggest and the deadliest one for the American army during the second world war. In the Salm valley, the fighting between the American paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne and the German soldiers (1st SS PZD and 9th SS PZD) made a lot of civilian and military victims.

    The small museum is in a barn, which was an infirmary for the German soldiers, injured in the fighting of Grand-Halleux. It presents on three levels, several dioramas and many items: weapons, uniforms, helmets,...





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    Default Re: SALM AND "DU SAILLANT" BATTLE MUSEUM (DEC 44 - JAN 45) - Grand-Halleux Belgium

    Small museum ?? Its fantastic !

    Thankyou for showing these pics

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Looks like a nice little place to visit? Loads of displays in such a small barn!! Nice find..thanks for posting the pictures Cheers Terry.

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    Very nice Museum.
    chris

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    Great stuff and good display!

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    Great not-so-little museum!

    Talk about a salty KM visor!

    Thanks for posting.

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    Not much to say, its a fantastic museum with great items.
    I really like the displays. Wonderful place.
    Thanks for posting.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Very nice museum.

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