The last preparations before the opening of the Normandy Victory Museum, May 19, 2017 in Catz, Manche. Photo: Ludovic Ameline
May 18th, 2017: The Normandy Victory Museum opens its doors
Information source: La Presse de la Manche
This is the final stretch for the staff of the Normandy Victory Museum, in Catz, which refines the latest scenographic details before its opening scheduled for Friday, May 19 at 10 am. To the great satisfaction of Nicholas Bellée, initiator of the project alongside Patrick Fissot and Christophe Beaussire.
On the site of the former Normandy Tank Museum, there is a museographical space of approximately 1,500 m², with many well-furnished showcases dedicated to the Battle of the Hedges, covering a period from the Battle of Normandy to the end of the war.
The landing of Normandy will also be evoked, as well as the lives of Norman civilians, entry into resistance, field hospitals and the return of French prisoners of war. The place of women during the war is also important in the exhibition, reinforced by the presence of hundreds of models and many vintage vehicles: Jeep, side-car, dodge-ambulance, GMC… Not to mention the windows of civil and military objects perfectly enhanced.
The official inauguration of the site will take place on June 1st. On June 3, the team led by Kevin Meyer will receive a dozen of Band of Brothers actors, as well as members of the World War II Foundation, which organizes the first World War II Film Festival in Carentan.
The visitor will discover the Battle of Normandy from the D-Day landing beaches to Mortain’s counterattack, rediscovering the advance of the American troops in the bocage. Photo: Ludovic Ameline