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Visite guidée exhibition 1ère guerre mondiale "Doughboys zu Lëtzebuerg"

The First American Liberation of Luxembourg 1918

22-06-2019
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The liberation of Luxembourg by the U.S. Army in September 1944 has left an indelible mark on Luxembourgish collective memory. By contrast, the liberation of the Grand Duchy by American troops at the end of the First World War remains largely unknown. After four years of occupation, the German army finally left Luxembourg in the wake of the Armistice of 11 November 1918. Their retreat was closely followed by the arrival of the victorious Entente armies. Soldiers of the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) were the first to be welcomed as liberators by the people of Luxembourg. In accordance with their mission to guard the supply lines of the newly formed Army of Occupation in Germany, two Infantry Divisions (the 33rd and the 5th) even had a prolonged stay in the Grand Duchy. This exhibition aims to tell the story of the American soldiers in Luxembourg and of their cohabitation with the local population
Contact information for this event
Phone: 00352808908
E-mail: reception@mnhm.lu
venue
Musée National d'Histoire Militaire
10 Bamertal
L-9209 DIEKIRCH
Luxembourg

entry fee(s)
3€ (Etudiants et enfants à partir de 10 ans)
5€ (Adultes)
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