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From Texas To Bastogne

 

From Texas To Bastogne - Texas Aggies Go To War

 

 

From December 14, 2014 until June 30, 2016 in the Espace Quartier Latin (Musée en Piconrue)

 

The first temporary exhibit of the Bastogne War Museum « From Texas to Bastogne – Texas Aggies go to War », will close on June 30th, 2016 in Bastogne (Musée en Piconrue).

 

The adventure is just beginning while the exhibit will leave Bastogne to move to the Texas A&M University in the United States. It will be converted into a permanent journey. 

 

You still have a couple of weeks to visit the exhibit in Belgium! 

 

 

      

 

James Earl, Joe, James, Turney and William. Five young students of the prestigious Texas A&M University are thrown into the bloody European battlefield to become heroes.

 

The exhibition From Texas To Bastogne, Texas Aggies Go To War tells the trip of these five Texans. Thanks to them, the visitor discovers the life of an American campus in the interwar years, with its traditions so different from ours; the shock of Pearl Harbor; the recruitment and training; the Normandy landing followed by the slow recapture of a destroyed Europe, up to the forest of the Ardennes, the scenery of the bloodiest battle ever for the American troops.

 

Their journey takes shape thanks to objects from collections of the university, testimonials, film extracts and archive documents carefully preserved by the families. The war left deep, often painful, traces, enlightened by significantly designed settings.

 

Not to be missed as an introduction to the visit of the Bastogne War Museum!

 

 

Opening hours

 

 

Open daily except on Monday (Please note that the exhibition is open on Monday during school holidays and public holidays falling on Monday)

 

10 am to 6 pm

• from Tuesday until Sunday and public holidays outside school holidays

• from Monday until Sunday and public holidays during school holidays

 

10 am to 6 pm in July-August (every day)

• from Monday until Sunday and public holidays

 

 

Reservation compulsory for schools and groups. Booking service is accessible from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 5 pm by telephone at +32 61 21 02 20 or by e-mail at info@fromtexastobastogne.com`

 

Languages : English, French, Dutch

Distance between Expo Texas / Bastogne War Museum : 1km 

Duration Expo Texas : 1h

Duration Bastogne War Museum : 2h

Shop (catalogue for sale)

 

 

 

 

An exhibition presented by the Bastogne War Museum

 

Espace Quartier Latin Place Saint-Pierre 24

B-6600 Bastogne Belgium

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