On December 16, 1944
more than 250 000 Germans attacked 83 000 American troops deployed thinly
along the 85-mile Ardennes front. In the north, the sixth Panzer Army
struck the U.S. 99th Division and threatened to cut off the U.S 2nd Division,
attacking into Germany through the West Wall.
In Bastogne the 101st
Airborne Division defended the city and managed to hold their positions
until the battle was over.
turret of a Sherman tank, is today a monument reminding of the battle.
a museum near the main square you can look at lot of weapons. These weapons
are also for sale. At the picture: a German MG42
Panzerfaust and some grenades.
Sherman Tank was knocked out of action during the battle.
you can see the .50caliber Machine-gun.
hole from the German 88 is visible on this picture.
American M 10 Wolverine tank destroyer situated outside the big museum
German Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer outside the museum.