The Normandy Victory Museum opens its doors

Normandy Victory Museum

The final preparations before the Normandy Victory Museum opens on May 19, 2017 in Catz, Manche.

May 18, 2017: Normandy Victory Museum opens May 19, 2017
Information source : La Presse de la Manche

Final stretch for the staff of the Normandy Victory Museum, in Catz, which is refining the last scenographic details before its opening scheduled for Friday May 19 at 10 a.m. 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, the establishment houses a museum space of around 1,500 m², with numerous showcases that are very well supplied and dedicated to the Battle of the Hedges, over a period from the Battle of Normandy to the end of the war.

The Normandy landings will also be discussed, 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 also has its importance within the exhibition, reinforced by the presence of a hundred mannequins and many vintage vehicles: jeep, sidecar, dodge-ambulance, GMC… Without forgetting the display cases of civil and military objects perfectly highlighted.

The official inauguration of the site will take place on June 1. On June 3, the team, led by Kevin Meyer, will receive a dozen actors from the Band of Brothers series, as well as members of the World War II Foundation, which is organizing the first War Film Festival in Carentan.

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The visitor will walk from the D-Day landing beaches to Mortain’s counterattack, rediscovering the advance of American troops in the hedgerow.

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