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.

The Weasel M29, a WWII all-terrain vehicle

The Weasel M29, a WWII all-terrain vehicle

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.

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The hedgerow Hell, one of the Greatest Battles in History

The hedgerow Hell, one of the Greatest Battles in History

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.

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Lee Miller, the model, the woman and the war

Lee Miller, the model, the woman and the 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.

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