Preparation and airborne Operations
The Kremlin demanded the opening of a second front in the West and obtained satisfaction at the Casablanca conference in January 1943. Scheduled for May 1944 in the Baie de Seine area, this audacious plan required preparation which had to live up to the Allies’ ambitions. Photographs, intelligence, aerial attacks and an incredible disinformation stratagem, made of inflatable tanks and pasteboard barges, made up this plan, the details of which are evoked through panels and relics. The first scene of this space is dedicated to the French Resistance, whose information and action on the ground facilitated the operations in Normandy.