It is a huge international collection including a Stug III and a Panzer IV

Bastogne Barracks Museum

Museum of the Month

Waiting their turn to be restored, vehicles are everywhere

There are at least three museums in the town of Bastogne in Begium, but for vehicle collectors the Bastogne Barracks Museum is the most interesting.

Opened in 2010, the museum is run by the Belgium Army and the site was established in the early 1930s. For most of the war it was used by various German units including the SS Hitlerjugend. Taken back into Allied hands it became vital as a defence post during the Battle of the Bulge. During the perishing cold weather of December 1944 it had to be supplied by air drops.

The famous Siege of Bastogne took place in December 1944 between American and German forces and once you park up on the parade ground, along with M10s and other tanks there are huge billboards showing photos of General Patton and General McAuliffe. Stories of their ‘dare to do’ attitude are now legendary.

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