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.
What’s the difference between the Jeep and the Dodge, the two iconic vehicles of the Second World War in Normandy? Find out in this article.
Take a look at the installation of a real Bailey Bridge in the museum. This was in the autumn of 2019
Discover three books of coastal photos of the Utah and Omaha sectors, from Grandcamp-Maisy. These documents of exceptional historical interest are on display at the Normandy Victory Museum, and we’d like to share the images with you here.
The Normandy Victory Museum has a rather unusual US Army vehicle on permanent display. 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 in the Battle of Normandy.
Florent Plana is a tour guide with a passion for the Second World War and is known for his interviews with veterans. He has a special connection with Omaha Beach, where several scenes from the film “They Won’t Die Twice” were filmed
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.
Enter the scene of the Poche de Roncey and discover a newcomer who moved in with the officers of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 in March 2021.
The summer of 1944 saw terrible clashes between the American and German armies in Normandy. For 11 weeks, in the Cotentin and then the centre and south of La Manche, the American army, led by General Eisenhower, fought hard against the troops of the Reich. It’s the battle of the hedges.
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.