On August 27 and 28 some 10,000 visitors admired 30 tanks and armoured vehicles coming from Germany, Great Britain or Russia. They dated back to the First and the Second World War or the Cold War, such as the two RMM tanks. A nice commemoration illustrating a century of tank history!
In June two showcases dedicated to the Belgian military presence in Mexico (1864-1867) in the Historic Gallery were revamped. For reasons of sound conservation the original 19th century pictures, in a sorry state of conservation, were indeed replaced by reproductions. The fragile picture have been transferred to the documentation centre, where they will be safeguarded in good conditions. The showcases themselves have also been treated, as were the medals on display.
One of the showcases is largely taken up by studio portraits of the Belgian volunteers before their departure for...
On August 27 and 28 the National Military Museum at Soesterberg organizes a large tank event. Over 30 tanks and (armoured) vehicles will be presented in the NMM arena. The RMM participates with a JS3 and a T72 in order to illustrate the Warsaw Pact.
The tank event is organized to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tank. One hundred years ago the British indeed introduced the tank on the First World War battle fields.