LA BATAILLE DES ARDENNES - ROUTE 5
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Thanks to their quick deployment, the 101st Airborne Division, "The Screaming Egles", and the 10th Armored Division, "Tiger", arrived ahead of the 5th Panzer Army. Confronted by determined American resistance, the German units passed Bastogne by the north and the south and continued towards the River Meuse. The town was now surrounded, but the defenders held onto their positions until relieved by Patton's tanks. Patton and his 4th Armored Division managed to break through the German lines and link up with the defenders of the town. The siege of Bastogne was broken. Patton's divisions continued their advance in the direction of Houffalize where they linked up with units of General Hodges.
Itinerary: This route starts at Bastogne, and runs through the villages and towns of Roche-en-Ardenne, Marcourt-Marcouray, Beffe, Dochamps, Samree, Baraque de Fraiture, Bovigny, Wibrin and finally Houffalize.
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Sherman Tank dedicated to Colonel Hogan of the 3rd Armored Division on the Place de l'Eglise - 6987 BEFFE.
Sherman tank saved by the villagers in 1950 from the hands of scrap metal dealers who had already begun their work of cutting it up. 6666 WIBRIN.
Houtopia or "the world of children", a recreational and learning centre where can learn their rights and responsibilities whilst having a good time. Place de l'Eglise 17, 6660 HOUFFALIZE - 061/28 92 05.
Tourist information on the town BASTOGNE