Trip Start Jan 03, 1976
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Only an hour out of Luxembourg City, and almost the end of the country , right next door to Belgium is the town of Clervaux. Our pass included entry to a museum for the "battle of the bulge". The battle of the bulge was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II and was fought in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Usually for me (as an Australian) going to a museum based around one of the World Wars tends to involve a display case with perhaps a cigarette packet in it and some newspapers of the time. This museum was just amazingly overflowing with items, buttons, uniforms, guns, maps, newspapers, toys, letters, postcards, pictures, food, propaganda - even a tank. The museum also included an article taken from Life magazine shortly after the war ended. This article had pictures of the Nazi leaders they had captured and hanged, after their hanging. Rumours had circulated at the time that the hangings had been botched so the pictures were circulated to show the public. Britain refused to publish any of these pictures and no German publication did either.