D-Day, the landing beaches and the Battle of Normandy

Beginning of July – December

Sainte Mère Eglise

Bastogne 1944Exhibition: «Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne, Winter 1944 », at the Airborne Museum.
December 16th, 1944, Hitler ordered a major German offensive campaign to take back Anvers harbor and stop Allied advance.
The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard: it was sudden, quick and efficient.
Decisions had to be made: General Eisenhower sent reserve units from France in reinforcement.

The Battle of the Bulge was a very exhausting
(physically and emotionally)
and deadly experience for the Allied.
These men had to face extremely cold winter and a lack of food and ammunition supplies.
The defeat of German Army has happened after a salutary break: supply could reach ground troops and eased General Patton arrival.
The Battle of the Bulge lasted until end of January 1945.

This exceptional exhibition also enhances the “Way of Liberty”, starting from
Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Normandy with “Borne 0” and ends in Bastogne, Belgium.
A part is dedicated to General Patton’s role in The Battle of the Bulge.

This exhibition will last until the end of the year.
Organization: Airborne Museum – 0033 233 41 41 35 – www.airborne-museum.org

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