77th DDAY – D-Day commemorations at the Normandy Victory Museum

by | 20 May 2021 | Dday ceremonies

It is in a still somewhat special atmosphere that we commemorate the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

This year in Normandy, there will be fewer people, fewer activities than the “June 6” to which we are accustomed but we are happy to offer you this program which will nonetheless be of quality. This year, it may be an opportunity for you to make the trip, to access less crowded places, to benefit from increased proximity with the various actors of the event: local witnesses, historians, specialists as well. May all these enthusiasts who work for the transmission of memory so that we never forget the sacrifices and the courage of those who were there in June 1944.

Program from June 3 to 8, 2021

“Field hospital” Temporary exhibition

Every day from June 4 to 6, 2021

A fully reconstructed field hospital operating theater.

In order to evoke the memory of the field hospital based in Saint-Hilaire Petitville during the summer of 1944, we will welcome private collectors who will present an impressive collection of medical equipment constituting an entire operating theater of the time. . Demonstrations are on the program throughout the day.

Where?

In a barracks adjoining the museum

Price?

Free

Vehicle demonstrations

Every day from June 4 to 6, 2021

Presentation of vehicles and equipment of armored units (2nd Armored division)

Reenactors will present and perform demonstrations of Half-Track and AMM8.

Where?

Outdoor spaces of the museum

Price?

Free

Demonstration of the ENIGMA coding machine

June 4, 5 and 6, in museum schedule

Edmond KERN, cryptography specialist and owner of a perfectly functional ENIGMA machine, will introduce you to the inner workings and secrets of the famous German Enigma machine.

+ Exceptional conference on June 4 at 7 p.m.

Edmond Kern will host a fascinating conference “The Enigma Myth” in the Greenfield room.

Where ?

Inside the museum

Price?

Demonstration: included in the price of your ticket

Conference: free for anyone with an entrance ticket to the museum taken between May 19 and June 7, 2021 (€ 4 for the conference only) – By reservation only. Call (33) 233 717 494

Portraits of veterans – Inauguration of the temporary exhibition

June 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. inauguration

In collaboration with Florent Plana, known for his numerous interviews with veterans, we invite you to find in the heart of the stages of the museum, photographs of veterans. They are positioned in the museum in a coherent way with regard to the fights in which they participated. Each portrait is accompanied by a presentation in text form. Look at the teaser (in french)

These portraits will be visible in the museum from June to September 2021

Where ?

Inside the museum

Price?

Included in the price of your ticket

Demonstration of Hummers “HUMVEE”

June 5, 2021 from 12 p.m.

Exhibition and demonstration of 8 Hummer vehicles by a group of private collectors. These vehicles date from the 80s / 90s and were used by the US Army, especially during the Gulf War.

Where?

On the A10 Airfield runway, near the museum

Price?

Free

Flyover of the A10 Airfield by a T-6, USAAF pilot trainer

Saturday June 5 and / or Sunday June 6

Unfortunately this event is canceled

In partnership with the D-Day Wings Museum, newly installed in Carpiquet (14), a “North American T-6 Texan”, a training aircraft for American pilots, will fly over the A10 Airfield at low altitude, to the delight of our eyes and ears.

Where?

On the A10 Airfield runway, near the museum

Price?

Free

Signing session by screenwriter J-B DJIAN

Sunday June 6, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year marks the release at OREP Editions of Tome 8 of the Normandy June 44 comic book series. We were impatiently awaiting this new part, since it is entirely devoted to the Hedgerows Hell. For the launch of the book, it is therefore natural that we team up with OREP for this signing session.

Where?

In the reception hall

Price?

Free access

Order your copy to be signed!

Order your comic online and pick it up on D-day at the museum to have it signed -> Order your book here

Parade of a German column

Sunday June 6 around 10 a.m.

About ten German military vehicles from the 1940s (vehicles and motorcycles) will be passing through the Normandy Victory Museum for a public demonstration.

Where?

On the A10 Airfield runway, right next to the museum – Free parking

Price?

Free

Presentation of parachutist equipment and demonstrations

June 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The ETO Group association, specializing in the reconstitution of the 101st Airborne, will set up for one morning on our outdoor area and will introduce visitors to the specificities of D-Day airborne troops, in particular through demonstrations: folding parachute canvas , installation of markup, simulation of shots, etc.

Where?

On the A10 Airfield runway, right next to the museum – Free parking

Price?

Free

Parade of a German column

Tuesday June 8 around 11 a.m.

This time, around fifteen German vehicles from the 1940s (vehicles and motorcycles) will parade at the Normandy Victory Museum for a public demonstration.

Where?

On the A10 Airfield runway, right next to the museum – Free parking

Price?

Free

And also

Exhibition and sale of models

Normand Kits, militaria model specialist will present many models at different scales which will also be available for sale in one of the barracks near the museum.

Sale of military surpluses under marquee

Notre partenaire Stock Américain vous proposera une grande vente de surplus militaires sous chapiteau.

And to complete your program, remember to book your meal at the A10 Canteen restaurant

Our partner awaits you with a brand new terrace and its vintage decor inspired by the 40s / 50s

Go to the A10 Canteen website.

 

A10 Canteen carentan restaurant

Free parking

Motorhome pitch (without electric terminal)

Pets allowed

Brasserie-Pizzeria on site: A10 Canteen

PRM toilets