The Museum blog
Learn and understand the story, whether it’s the one with a capital “H” or the anecdotes that make it up. Find resources as part of your studies. Or discover the objects of the museum, are all reasons to consult this series of articles that we offer here. Most of them were written by our team and by one of the founders, Patrick Fissot, history professor and collection director. If you too would like to help spread the story, contact us.
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An authentic Bailey bridge for the museum
by Patrick FISSOT | 19 Jul 2022 | historics-collectibles
Discover in pictures, the installation of an authentic Bailey Bridge at the museum. It was in the fall of 2019
The Weasel M29, a WWII all-terrain vehicle
by Rédaction NVM | 9 Aug 2021 | Vehicles
The Normandy Victory Museum presents a rather unusual American army vehicle in its permanent exhibition. This is the Weasel, also known as the M29 Weasel Tracked Cargo Carrier. We invite you to learn more about this Swiss army knife-like vehicle that found its place during the Battle of Normandy.
At Omaha Beach, Florent Plana pays tribute to the Bedford Boys. Behind the scenes of the shoot
by Margaux LECLUSE | 20 Jul 2021 | Mythical places
Tourist guide passionate about the Second World War, Florent Plana is known for his interviews with veterans, he maintains a special link with Omaha Beach, on which several scenes of the film “They Won’t Die Twice” were shot.
A newcomer to the “Pocket of Roncey” scene
by Patrick FISSOT | 19 Mar 2021 | historics-collectibles
Enter a scene from the Normandy Victory Museum and learn about a newcomer who settled with the officers of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 in March 2021.
The hedgerow Hell, one of the Greatest Battles in History
by Margaux LECLUSE | 12 Nov 2020 | Battles
The summer of 1944 witnessed terrible clashes between the US military and the German army in Normandy. For 11 weeks, in the Cotentin, then in the center and in the south of the Manche, the American army, led by General Eisenhower, fought hard against the troops of the Reich. The staff’s objective is to liberate Normandy and move towards Brittany and Mayenne, then towards eastern France. Sadly, nothing is going to turn out the way the Allies expected.
Lee Miller, the model, the woman and the war
by Margaux LECLUSE | 19 Oct 2020 | Women in war
Muse of the greatest artists of her time, Lee Miller embodied the feminine ideal of the 1930s. During the war, she proved to be an outstanding reporter at the time of the liberation of the camps. Photographing the enemy seems liberating for this bruised woman whose life and work are still intimately linked.
Behind the barrels of a cellar, three helmets found bear witness to the horror of the fighting
by Patrick FISSOT | 31 Aug 2020 | historics-collectibles
Discovered under a barrel, still covered in dust, these three helmets are riddled with impact from the fighting. We can recognize a camouflaged German helmet from a Heer unit, an SS helmet with some remains of camouflage as well as a heavily damaged American light helmet.
An exceptional donation for the museum: the jacket of the French Post Office, of a resistance member of the Centurie-OCM Network
by Patrick FISSOT | 31 Aug 2020 | Historical figures, historics-collectibles
An additional piece of history enters the museum. René Duclos’ jacket will be on display in a few weeks with its history. So that we never forget the sacrifice of these men, for our Freedom.
June 17, 1940, in La Manche …
by Patrick FISSOT | 16 Jul 2020 | Battles
As the 7th German division commanded by Rommel, inexorably advances towards Cherbourg and as the war draws near to La Manche, a handful of diehards cling to the lines of defense in Le Cotentin and try to halt the dazzling advance of the enemy.
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