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Musée français de Cortil-Noirmont - Bataille de Gembloux
The 1st French Army Museum at Cortil Noirmont is set in the classrooms of the former school where, in May 1940, a Moroccan regiment decided to base its headquarters due to the combat that was breaking out in the region. The teachers were asked to evacuate...The museum looks back at the operations carried out in 1940 by the French army in Belgium through numerous military artefacts. On display are weapons, ammunition, uniforms, documents from the time, maps, etc. You can learn about operations undertaken by the Belgian, French and British armies as part of the “Dyle manoeuvre”. The French army fought heroically there. It is also possible to combine visiting the museum with visiting the necropolis and battlefield.