ANCIENS COMBATTANTS

Our museum keeps alive the memory of Luxembourg’s veterans.  In a dedicated room, you’ll find the personal belongings and uniforms of WWII veterans and learn their amazing stories. Seven Luxembourgers participated in the D-Day landings in Normandy. Among them were three boys from Diekirch who fled occupied Luxembourg and, after a perilous journey through southern Europe, the Congo and Great Britain, landed in Ouistreham on 6th June with the Free French forces of “Commando Kieffer”. More than a hundred Luxembourgers volunteered for the 1st Belgian Infantry Brigade (“Brigade Piron”). Most of them formed the “Luxembourg Battery”, an artillery unit composed of four 25 pounders which were named after the Luxembourg princesses. Brigade Piron fought in the Battle of Normandy and took part in the liberations of Belgium and the Netherlands.
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