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The culmination of our WWII tour

We were following the path of General Patton and the Third Army across France. George Patton has his defenders and those who feel he was a loose cannon. But the Battle of the Bulge was his shining moment and his actions here and his army's ability to reopen the supply line to a besieged Bastogne may have redeemed him and helped to cement his place as one of the top generals ever.

The battles outside of the town

The Battle of the Bulge took place in several places around the town. We concentrated on those in which the Third Army was involved. From Amazon.com we purchased and used the book "The 25 best World War II Sites, European Theater" by Chuck Thompson as our guide. This was an invaluable help in allowing us to get the most out of our visit. Especially here in Bastogne as it guided us to little known spots around the town where there were small monuments to the events of the winter of 1944/45.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A must for full understanding of U.S. role in WWII
  • Cons:A long way from the Normandy landing sites
  • In a nutshell:Hard not be be impressed
  • Last visit to Bastogne: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 15, 2008
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    Interesting tips! It's heartbreaking that so much intense fighting went on so late in the war.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    The monument is Massive, would like to visit this area, thanks for sharing and the nice photo's.

  • vichatherly's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    Excellent tips. Bastogne is definately on my to do list for WWII tours. Cheers

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2009 at 3:01 AM

    We have yet to visit Bastogne -your tips will be so useful. Some of those small,almost missed memorials are so poignant. I hope you may be able to return to Grand-Camp-Maisy but you have really covered that area well!

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