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WWII Belgium, Bastogne, Ardennes

Have you had a particularly memorable experience on a Battle of the Bulge tour? After a few days in Bayeux, we hope to travel to Bastogne to see the area where my father-in-law fought with the 11th Armored in 1944-45.

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If you get a chance to swing by Hamm, Luxembourg the American Cemetery is where General Patton is buried as well as many of the soldiers who died during the battle of the bulge.
We visited the Mathausen work camp in 2004 and there is a plaque on the wall in rememberence of the 11th Armored Division. I have a photo of the plaque and it reads as follows:
"In rememberance of the members of the 11th Armored Division of the Third U.S. Army who liberated the concentration camps at Mathausen, Gussen, Ebensee and others located nearby in upper Austria in May 1945. Their deeds will never be forgotton."
A nice tribute to the 11th armored. You may be interested in the following link. It gives an account of the 11th Armored in WWII.

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You really do not need a tour. The battlefield is marked with the memorial and museum which are great. They provide driving tours of the actual battlefield which make it easy. We really loved Bastogne and had a great meal of moulles and frites.