La Roche-en-Ardenne 44 Museum – La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium
The Museum of the Battle of the Bulge is the only museum to have a British section.
Of course, American and German weapons and their respective troops are widely represented in attractive dioramas. But the museum was given the mission to focus on the role played by the British during the Allied offensive against the 3 to 16 January 1945 and the release of the villages on the left bank of the Ourthe.
The British veterans have also felt well and appreciated the effort of the museum to give them fair representation and they come back regularly visiting La Roche. Veterans of the regiments involved in the liberation of the city have also offered to the museum pieces of equipment and uniforms that can be found on the first floor of the museum.
Among the important pieces of the museum include:
– The combat jacket Cathhaert Lieutenant Colonel, Commander of the 7 th Battalion Black Watch of the 51 st . Highland Division who liberated the town of La Roche-en-Ardenne January 11, 1945
– Jacket battle Lieutenant Colonel Lord George Scott, commander of the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry Regiment supporting the 51st Highland Division during the liberation of the town of La Roche-en-Ardenne January 11, 1945
On almost 1 500m ² over three floors with a grand staircase and a lift for disabled, visitors will find more than 120 models of American soldiers, English, German and even Scottish with their equipment and weapons, as well as uniforms provided by the veterans who participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Visitors also find a large collection of heavy and light weapons, photographic and other documents, personal items and equipment found on the battlefield, as well as twenty military vehicles.
“Arms room” where some 90 rifles, pistols, revolvers and the famous decoding machine “Enigma” of Polish origin.
“Veterans rooms” in which all the donations made by the veterans who participated in the Battle of the Bulge.
Maps Wall successive stages of the Battle of the Bulge
Film with original images of the liberation of La Roche in January 1945
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German Military History with a focus on World War 2 History including other areas of German History