Walk around the museum and Carentan

Le Dreknor
The Dreknor (Photo credit city of Carentan)
Bateliers du cotentin
The Bateliers du cotentin (photo crédit)
Parc des marais du cotentin
Parc des marais du cotentin (Photo credit)
La Baie des Veys
La Baie des Veys (photo credit Odile Pierre)
The famous ice creams of Isigny Sainte-Mère
The famous ice creams of Isigny Sainte-Mère
caramels isigny photo credits normandie tourisme
Isigny caramels in their famous box (Photo credit Normandy Tourism)

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An authentic Bailey bridge for the museum

Discover in pictures, the installation of an authentic Bailey Bridge at the museum. It was in the fall of 2019

Exceptional Acquisition of 1944 registers with Photos from Utah and Omaha

On November 2, 2021, the NORMANDY VICTORY MUSEUM acquired a set of documents of exceptional historical interest: three books of coastal photographs of the Utah and Omaha sectors, from Grandcamp-Maisy. These hardback registers, with a green cloth cover, were produced...

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.

At Omaha Beach, Florent Plana pays tribute to the Bedford Boys. Behind the scenes of the shoot

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

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

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

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.

Sophie Scholl and the “White Rose”, a female symbol of German resistance

On February 22, 1943, three German students from the University of Munich were executed. They are accused of acts of high treason and subversive propaganda for repeatedly distributing leaflets. Among them, Sophie Scholl, a young woman barely 20, became a symbol of resistance and courage against Hitler’s murderous madness.

Behind the barrels of a cellar, three helmets found bear witness to the horror of the fighting

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

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.

Discover the NORMANDY VICTORY MUSEUM where you are presented with more than 10,000 authentic historical objects and around thirty scenographies created with the greatest respect for History and the men and women who made it.

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