On the grey, cold morning of 6 June 1944 Normandy was destined to become the opening scene of a confrontation that would mark the beginning of the end of World War 2 in Europe.For many countries this was to be the start of the long road towards liberation.The civilian population of Normandy would be at the forefront of a new Battle for France.These rapidly developing events led to particularly destructive and bitter fighting, reminiscent of the First World War.
Located at a short distance of the famous “Omaha beach”, on the D514 facing the roundabout that provides access to the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer. Overlord Museum chronicles the period of the Allied landing until the liberation of Paris.
The collection was collected by someone who was both a witness to the conflict and involved in the reconstruction of Normandy.
Personal items from individual soldiers and armoured fighting vehicles from the six armies in Normandy will be presented as a series of reconstructions showing over 35 vehicles, tanks and guns.
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