Overlord Museum

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In the morning of June 6, 1944 , Normandy became the scene of a confrontation with the epilogue would seal the fate of the Second World War in Europe. The issue was important, for the opening of this new front in many countries announced the real kickoff of their liberation from the Nazis .

Populations of Normandy were being projected as the forefront of what would become the new " Battle of France " and the beginning of the " liberation of Europe Campaign ".
These historical events with the long-awaited arrival of the Allies, would be the occasion of particularly destructive and deadly fighting.


 

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The Museum

 


 

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Close to the American landing beach of Omaha Beach and facing the roundabout access the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer , Overlord Museum traces the period of the Allied landings until the liberation of Paris, the using unprecedented collection largely found on Norman soil and made ​​for over 40 years by a witness and actor of the time of reconstruction of Normandy.

From objects of soldiers to bigger tanks of the era, 6 opposing armies in Normandy are presented through scenes reconstructed scale 1 with breathtaking realism and implementing more than 35 vehicles, tanks and guns all belligerents .

 

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