WWII commemoration

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WWII commemoration

WWII commemoration

Another immensely moving cemetery to visit
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La Cambe German war cemetery
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Another immensely moving cemetery to visit
A Commonwealth WWII cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
A Commonwealth WWII cemetery
This is like many other small cemeteries across Normandy with its mix of German, American and Commonwealth soldiers buried and commemorated here.
Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery
This is like many other small cemeteries across Normandy with its mix of German, American and Commonwealth soldiers buried and commemorated here.
A very moving place to visit
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Normandy American Cemetery
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A very moving place to visit
This was a house and the headquarters of the German paratroopers before being taken over by the American paratroopers. Discover the story of this house which holds a unique and authentic collection of artifacts. Here, the men of the 6th German parachute infantry regiment (PIR) nicknamed the «Green Devils » fought fiercely for three days against the American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division. On the morning of June 6 1944, the Commander of the German paratroopers, the major von der Heydte established his headquarters whereas the Dr Roos set up an aid station. On June 8, as the Germans withdrew to Carentan the American Colonel “Iron Mike” Michaelis established the headquarters of his unit, the 502nd PIR of the 101st Airborne.
Dead Man's Corner Museum
3 Vierge de l'Amont
This was a house and the headquarters of the German paratroopers before being taken over by the American paratroopers. Discover the story of this house which holds a unique and authentic collection of artifacts. Here, the men of the 6th German parachute infantry regiment (PIR) nicknamed the «Green Devils » fought fiercely for three days against the American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division. On the morning of June 6 1944, the Commander of the German paratroopers, the major von der Heydte established his headquarters whereas the Dr Roos set up an aid station. On June 8, as the Germans withdrew to Carentan the American Colonel “Iron Mike” Michaelis established the headquarters of his unit, the 502nd PIR of the 101st Airborne.
Discover D-Day Experience and its different areas made up of two museums, with an immersive experience of a one of a kind high-tech 4D flight simulator, and a memorial dedicated to the airborne troops both German and American.
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D-Day Experience
2 Vierge de l'Amont
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Discover D-Day Experience and its different areas made up of two museums, with an immersive experience of a one of a kind high-tech 4D flight simulator, and a memorial dedicated to the airborne troops both German and American.
This is a great museum. Like all the other museums it is very humbling to visit.
Pegasus Bridge
This is a great museum. Like all the other museums it is very humbling to visit.
This museum is built at the site of the artificial harbour. Remnants of Mulberry Harbour can still be seen, a few hundred yards away from the shore. On June 6th 1944, some 4,126 Allied ships successfully achieved the greatest landings in history on the beaches of Normandy and find out more about the how the Mulberry Harbour was constructed - a truly extraordinary technological feat which provided the key to Victory in Normandy.
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Musée du Débarquement
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This museum is built at the site of the artificial harbour. Remnants of Mulberry Harbour can still be seen, a few hundred yards away from the shore. On June 6th 1944, some 4,126 Allied ships successfully achieved the greatest landings in history on the beaches of Normandy and find out more about the how the Mulberry Harbour was constructed - a truly extraordinary technological feat which provided the key to Victory in Normandy.
Built on the very beach where the first American troops landed on June 6, 1944, the Utah Beach Museum recounts the story of D-Day in 10 sequences, from the preparation of the landing, to the final outcome and success. This comprehensive chronological journey immerses visitors in the history of the landing through a rich collection of objects, vehicles, materials, and oral histories. Admire an original B26 bomber, one of only six remaining examples of this airplane still in existence worldwide, and relive the epic experience of American soldiers through the film “VICTORY IN THE SAND,” winner of a CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD 2012 and the 2013 CINE SPECIAL JURY AWARD for best museum documentary. By the end of your visit, you will understand the strategic choices for the Allied invasion of Normandy and the reasons for the success at Utah Beach. Thanks to your visit, you will also have contributed to the safeguard of the site and the preservation of the memory of the Allied soldiers’ extraordinary sacrifices.
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Utah Beach Landing Museum
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Built on the very beach where the first American troops landed on June 6, 1944, the Utah Beach Museum recounts the story of D-Day in 10 sequences, from the preparation of the landing, to the final outcome and success. This comprehensive chronological journey immerses visitors in the history of the landing through a rich collection of objects, vehicles, materials, and oral histories. Admire an original B26 bomber, one of only six remaining examples of this airplane still in existence worldwide, and relive the epic experience of American soldiers through the film “VICTORY IN THE SAND,” winner of a CINE GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD 2012 and the 2013 CINE SPECIAL JURY AWARD for best museum documentary. By the end of your visit, you will understand the strategic choices for the Allied invasion of Normandy and the reasons for the success at Utah Beach. Thanks to your visit, you will also have contributed to the safeguard of the site and the preservation of the memory of the Allied soldiers’ extraordinary sacrifices.
You are able to walk around some of the underground tunnels, there are gun emplacements & models of soldiers as if in battle.
Crisbecq Battery
You are able to walk around some of the underground tunnels, there are gun emplacements & models of soldiers as if in battle.