In 1939, when the men were mobilised, the women were on all fronts. As usual, they were involved in domestic chores, arms production, mechanics, in the fields, in hospitals, in the Resistance and in battle. This exhibition pays tribute to them and highlights their sometimes little-known actions.
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Women in war
They have long been the silent heroines of war. We knew them in the fields, in the factory and always behind the stoves, but they were also in combat, in the resistance and in roles that we can hardly imagine even today. We pay tribute to them in a thematic exhibition inside the museum and we offer you here a series of articles on the important role they played during the Second World War.
Muse to 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 seemed liberating for this battered woman, whose life and work would remain intimately linked.
On February 22, 1943, three German students from Munich University were executed. They were accused of acts of high treason and subversive propaganda for having repeatedly distributed leaflets. Among them was Sophie Scholl, a young woman barely 20 years old, who would become a symbol of resistance and courage in the face of Hitler’s murderous madness.
Push open the doors of history
Visit the Normandy Victory Museum Musée de la Bataille des haies. We are in Normandy, Manche dpt, France.