- D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3NT, Royaume-Uni
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Re-opened in April 2018, The D-Day Story takes the visitors through the build up to the event, D-Day itself and the Battle of Normandy. The story is told through the perspectives of the people involved using objects, interactives and video. The impressive 83-metre long Overlord Embroidery offers a fantastic finale to the visit.
The new museum is a national centre that reflects the scale and significance of the D-Day Story. With exhibitions that truly engage and excite audiences now and into the future, the museum inspires interest in and a greater understanding of what happened and why D-Day is still relevant today. Using the words and perspectives of the people who took part, and the museum’s iconic and evocative collections, the D-Day Story museum brings the story to life for this and future generations.
Cornelius Ryan is the author of The Longest Day: 6 June 1944 – an account of the D-Day invasion. He wrote his most famous work after interviewing Allied and German forces in the mid-1950s. During the war Ryan travelled as war correspondent reporting on events in Europe. The book was later adapted into a film.
As an artillery officer for the U.S. 101st Airborne Division, Parker Alford travelled to Normandy, France, as part of the D-Day invasion. In the lead-up to D-Day, Alford was stationed near Newbury, England, in one of the sealed forest camps used by the allies to hide troops and equipment from enemy detection.
D-Day is one of the most remembered campaigns of the Second World War. The operation involved troops from Britain, the United States, Canada and several other countries. On 6 June 1944 the Allied forces sailed across the English Channel to begin their campaign to gain victory against the German forces. Planning the invasion was an enormous undertaking.
As D-Day approached, Kent became the stage for one of the War’s greatest deception plans, Operation Fortitude South. In order to mislead the German army and conceal the real location of the Allied invasion of Western Europe, extensive military preparations were made around Dover. But it was all fake.
The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy and tells the story of the Royal Navy’s submarine service. Set on the site on the Submarine Service’s 20th century base on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour, the museum is home to the Royal Navy’s very first submarine Holland 1, the only surviving WWII-era submarine HMS Alliance and midget submarine X24.
The Solent Sky Aviation Museum depicts the history of aviation in Southampton and its international importance in the Solent area in England. The museum exhibits over 20 airframes, dating from the golden age of aviation and the Second World War, including the Spitfire and the Supermarine S6.
In this practical workshop led by Andrew Whitmarsh, Curator of The D-Day Story, you will discover how to research D-Day in your local area. You’ll explore archive material from our collection, find out how to access relevant information in archives and learn how to carry out surveys of evidence that may still be found in the local landscape.
Find out how you would survive as a child growing up in the Second World War in this fun, energetic, fact filled show for all the family! Would you stay with your family in the city with thousands of bombs falling every night, or be separated from them and evacuated to somewhere safer in the country?