Book: Jean Gabin, la guerre c’est pas du cinéma

Official release, May 8, 2023 at the Normandy Victory Museum

Jean Gabin, the book

On Monday, May 8, at the Normandy Victory Museum, attend the official launch of the new book published by OREP: Jean Gabin, La guerre c’est pas du cinéma, written by Patrick Glâtre and prefaced by Mathias Moncorgé, son of the actor.

This new book is published in the context of the exhibition, Jean Gabin, currently on display at the museum and will then be widely distributed to all fans and enthusiasts of Jean Gabin and/or history. In 112 pages, numerous documents, anecdotes, and unpublished facts enrich the story of the actor’s atypical and exemplary career during the Second World War.

May 8, 2023 Program

All afternoon: animation of the exhibition by the association DFL Normandie ( reenactment of a crew of TDM10 of the 2nd DB). Dynamic demonstrations around the tank at 2:15 pm and 5 pm.

Animation in the museum, available for the price of an entrance ticket

At 3:00 pm: conference of presentation of the book in the presence of the author Patrick Glâtre and Mathias Moncorgé, son of Jean Gabin and author of the preface. An exceptional guest will also honor the event with his presence: Patrice Gélinet, son of Admiral Dan Gélinet, Gabin’s superior during the war. Patrice Gélinet is known for having created and hosted the program “2000 ans d’Histoire” on the radio France Inter from 1999 to 2011.

Free of charge while seats are available – Bookings at +33 233 717 494 or

From 4pm: following this presentation, Mathias Moncorgé and Patrick Glâtre will be available to readers for a signing session.

-> Reserve your book now on our ESHOP to have it signed on the day of publication

Buy your ticket online and on May 8, avoid the line at the cash desk

To visit the exhibition and access the reenactment group’s activities without waiting in the queue, remember to buy your skip-the-line ticket!