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Folklore And Tradition : History

Tanks in Town

Tanks in Town
© WBT-Joseph Jeanmart

The only commemoration of its kind in the world, remembering the liberation of the city of Mons with a parade of WWII vehicles. 05 to 07/09/14!

A true "living" museum with vintage tanks!

The "Royal Mons Club Moto Auto" has organised this major gathering of WWII tanks and other historical military vehicles since 1999:

Shermans, Chaffees, Pershings, Tank Destroyers, Half Tracks, armoured cars, Jeeps, lorries and several other vehicles will peacefully invade the historic centre of the city of Mons.

By doing so, they will be following in the tracks of the American armoured convoy that drove through Mons in 1944.

This year will be special for more than one reason, as it will coincide with the liberation of Mons in 1944!

What's more, Tanks in Town is teaming up with the 2nd Armored tour in Europe 2014!

The meeting of these two events will probably be one of the largest gatherings of military vehicles in Europe!

And finally, American veterans will be accompanying the convoy and will be welcomed in Mons.

The event takes place on the site of the Bois Brûlé in Ghlin, parade of vehicles in Mons' Grand-Place.


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We are not responsible for any changes in dates and/or programmes. Please contact the organiser prior to departure.