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Bastogne Barracks (Headquarter Gen. McAuliffe)

On December 16, 1944, in the depths of an icy winter, the Germans launch a final counter-offensive in the Ardennes. One man, General McAuliffe, would influence the course of history. As the second highest in rank of the 101 Airborne Division, he sets up his headquarters in the barracks of Sublieutenant Heintz. In the basement of this barracks he utters his famous "Nuts" in response to the ultimatum of the German troops surrounding Bastogne. This short but strong statement would profoundly affect the Battle of the Bulge.

Since October 1, 2010, the barracks has been an Interpretation Center for the Second World War. Be sure to visit the "Nuts" cellar, which illustrates the most important phases of the key moment of the Battle of the Bulge, as well as the numerous exhibition rooms. You can also discover the "Vehicle Restoration Centre", where the armored vehicles of the Royal Army Museum are given a second life.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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