Demonstrations and gatherings of military vehicles
On the day of June 4, 2019, 40 German vehicles from the Notek column, part of one of the largest concentrations in Europe with exceptional machines, ended their historic journey at the Normandy Victory Museum. A course strewn with pitfalls and unforeseen events accomplished by brave pilots.
An exclusive screening of the film: “The girl who wore freedom”
A project initiated by Normandy Stories and funded with the help of many donors including the Normandy Victory Museum but also the other emblematic museums of our region, the municipalities and various associations and American funds. In the project team, we find Christian Taylor and Terry Jun, both directors, writers and executive producers, but also Flo Boucherie, daughter of Dany Patrix Boucherie, also producer.
All information on the website: https://thegirlwhoworefreedom.com
Concerts on the theme of Liberty
Moving encounters with veterans
General Brian Winksi’s visit to the 101st Airborne
An impromptu meeting with a former US Airforce pilot, James K. Kunkle
Signing session of the actors of Band of Brothers, a popular success
The Enigma conference led by Edmond Kern
It was also an opportunity to offer our audience a conference on the Enigma coding machine, a copy of which is present in the museum. It was moderated by Edmond Kern, collector and eminent specialist in this machine for deciphering strategies of the German army.
During these few days dedicated to commemorating the 75th dday in Normandy, visitors, tourists, veterans present and the museum team experienced moments filled with emotion that will forever remain in their hearts.
Some key figures
- From June 1 to 3, 2019, the museum welcomed around 8,000 visitors and on June 4, the flagship day, nearly 10,000 visitors attended these many events.
- 500 veterans present in Normandy.
- 200 commemorative ceremonies organized from 04 to 09 June.
- 1,000 paratroopers dropped on June 09 at La Fière.
- Over a million visitors to Calvados and La Manche on the days of June 5 and 6, 2019