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Major gathering of WWII tanks and other historical military vehicles in Mons

This parade is the only commemoration of its kind in the world, celebrating the liberation of the city of Mons

  • August 30, 2018 20:45
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Source: Facebook / TANKS IN TOWN EVENT - Mons,Belgium

To commemorate the liberation of the city in 1944, the 83ème Bataillon de Reconnaissance of the 3rd Division Blindée U.S., Tanks in Town organizes every year this major gathering of WWII tanks and other historical military vehicles. The celebrations will take place in the city from 31st August until 2nd September. Celebrating the liberation of the city of Mons with a parade of WWII vehicles is the only commemoration of its kind in the world.

Shermans, Chaffees, Pershings, Tank Destroyers, Half Tracks, armoured cars, Jeeps, lorries and several other vehicles will peacefully drive through the historic centre of Mons. Iconic post war vehicles such as the Léopatd tank will also be presented to the public. They will be following in the tracks of the American armored convoy that drove through Mons in 1944.

Source: walloniabelgiumtourism.co



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