Following our trip to La Roche (which if you missed Day One, you can Read It Here), Day Two saw us spend the day learning more about the 101st Airborne Division and also Easy Company’s role in the defence of the town 72 years ago. This included visiting the Heintz Barracks (or Bastogne Barracks) which was the nerve centre of the town’s defence during the siege, being the 101st Airborne Division’s Headquarters. We also explore the Bois Jacques woods where Easy Company were positioned to help hold the town’s perimeter during the almost month long struggle as well as visit Foy which these men helped liberate in January 1945.
Day Two: Following the 101st Airborne Division – Bastogne & Foy
I hope you enjoyed our highlights from Day Two of our trip Exploring the Ardennes. The First Vlog will be out this Friday to coincide with the anniversary, on the 16th December of the start of the Battle of the Bulge.
The Photo Journal of Day Three which sees us visit the North Shoulder to find a King Tiger Tank & explore part of the Siegfried Line, will be out next week.
To find out more information about how you to could visit the excellent Bastogne Barracks and its WW2 interpretation centre, Click Here.
Photo Credits: Bastogne being re-supplied 26 Dec 1944