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Memorial with the of the Ardennes hunters located at entry of the fort Eben Emael. The 18 day old countryside began on May 10, 1940 with invasion of Belgium by the troops Nazis. The catch of Ében-Émael. At the beginning of the 18 day old countryside, two contrasted facts occur and which concern surprised the war. All access, the Fort Eben-Emael, considered impregnable is taken on May 11 thanks to the use of hollow-charges, the sailplanes and the parachutists. The news of the fall of strong carries a terrible blow to moral of the army which, however is begun again. Surprising resistance to Bodange. With one another end of the country a small company of 50 of the Ardennes hunters cut off in Bodange, not touched by order of fold, resist during eight hours the mass of the German armoured tanks which achieve on this side the true attack. In fact, the 1st Division of the Ardennes hunters stationed along all border between Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. But after having destroyed the bridges and having created the obstacles of all the kinds with advances; an armor-plated army, it had order to withdraw itself, leaving the place to French units, in agreement with French staffs, the 50 hunters of Bodange will not be touched by order of fold.

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