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Brussels Army Museum - any suggestions?

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  1. bosworth gannaway

    bosworth gannaway New Member

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    Uniforms on display at the Brussels Museum

    I saw one of the most stylish uniforms I have ever seen anywhere when I went to this museum. It was a Polish cavalry officers uniform issued to emigre Polish Army officers and men who made it out of Poland and into Belgium in the very first few months of WW2 and where the Belgian government formed a regular unit of them. The uniform was pale beige cavalry twill jhodpurs and a very dark blue high collar tunic jacket with a plastron front. The cap wasn't like the normal Polish cavalry czapka hat but a standard peaked cap with a virtually perpendicular peak and the whole was piped in a cerise coloured cord. Worn with a highly polished Sam Browne and glossy knee-boots with a cavalry sabre, this outfit was the doggie's dangly bits ! My Goodness, I bet that those guys went through the Brussel's totty like s--t through a goose !!! I know that the SS "Florian Geyer" cavalry unit was kitted out pretty well, but nowhere as good as these guys !
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    guys,

    does anyone know or remember where we've put the pics we made in Brussels last year? cause I can't bloody find them!
    Thanks a lot in advance!
     
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    I have another question. Like im going over to europe in the summer. How much does it cost, would you think?, for food, housing, travel, etc
     
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    Really depends on how long you're going to stay here and in what country you're going to stay. For example, even the difference between France and the Netherlands can be quite a lot in some regions.
     
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    http://tanksww2f.chollie.co.uk/files/Brussels/
     
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    Change in plans. I'm joining the naval reserve full time this summer, so if I'm accepted I wont be able to make the trip, not to say i couldnt make one after September.
     
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    I suggested a trip to waffle houses and chocolate shops....but no that's not good enough.....you have to drag blinking tanks into it! :roll:



    :wink:
     
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    Compromise.....

    We drive tanks to the waffle houses & chocolate shops. :)
     
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    BELGIAN WAFFLES ! now Im really upset about not going.
     
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    I know a good place, in a park, opposite the palace where they sell hot waffles with hot chocolat sauce, icecream or just cream.

    I know, sometimes i'm a little devil :p
     
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    Trust me - it's good.

    *drools*
     
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    With one comment she drags the conversation completely off topic.... :roll:


    :grin:
     
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    "Women have a way of... complicating things"

    Damn it, now I'm quoting Troy again. :grin:

    My plans of being away all summer are becoming more and more solid, making it less and less likely that I'll be able to attend any Brussels event. I didn't want to miss it, really, but I can't get around it this time. Looks like I'll be spending my summer at the other end of the world.
     
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    No excuse! We expect you to fly back just for the one day!
     
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    if you hang around bruxelles old cobblestones district , eat mussels cooked in white wine then try a local beer called bush , it's the strongest brew I ever drank it's 10% strong and lovely ,

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    I prefer Duvel as strongest beer, it's 8,5 % but it has a far better taste. Also beers to recommend are Palm, a Kriek Belle Veu (made from cherries), Trappist (made at the abby's of Westvleteren, Westmalle, Orval, Chimay, Rochefort)

    and there are also a Kwak, Boemel, Geuze, Jupiler, Stella artois, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Grimbergen, Afligem, Sloeber, Malheur, Steendonk,.............
    This list can go on and on. Every region has a special beer. (Mine region has a Kastelse Bruine = Kastelian Brown, only available at the great fair that is only once in a year).
    The germans may drink the most beer, the Dutch my sell the most beer (how the hell does someone wants to drink a Heiniken i don't get it) but we Belgians have the most beers of the highest quality. :cool:

    Just looking at a beer site, Trapist St. Sixtus Westvleteren had 10,2%, is elected in 2006 as best beer in the world and impossible to get it, unless you reserve a crate at the abby a year in advance.
    (Carlsbergh possibly the best beer in the world? Forget that commercial :p )

    I say, you all want a beer, come to belgium, we will have a nice trip and at the end you will, and i garantee you that one, you will pronounce all the names corectly :D
     
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    also the lovely white beer , good for children and pregnant women but soo refreshing !
    coming back from europe with about fifty bottles , I got stopped by the australian customs , the guy looked at the bottles , looked at me and told me to pass and enjoy ,
    to confiscate them would be inhuman . :grin: :grin:


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    BEER SUCKS !!!!! LONG LIVE VODKA, GIN, AND YAKOV SMIRNOV !!!!(Beer, not comedian ;) )
     
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    can't drink vodka for breakfast , it give dizziness , but beer is fine :grin:

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