- Starts: 19/04/2019 9:00 am
- Ends: 28/04/2019 5:00 pm
Ils débarquent (they land) is a travelling exhibition set up by the D-Day Omaha Museum to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing in Normandy.
The exhibit, which gathers pieces from the Omaha Beach D-Day Museum’s collection, will be shown in two communes in the Normandy region. The first date and location are from 19 to 28 April in Granville in the Manche.
This exhibition of more than 1200 square meters pays tribute to the sacrifices of the soldiers of D-Day. It also aims to demonstrate how objects can testify and tell the personal stories of men who sacrificed their lives.
Omaha the bloody was undoubtedly the most deadly and emblematic of the landing beaches. Facing the sea above Omaha, housed in a vintage American hospital in the town of Vierville sur Mer, unique memories of the landing are kept alive. For the first time, this structure holds exceptional pieces, never shown to the public before, as part of a travelling exhibition across France.
Price is 7 €. Free for children under 3 years.
To book your ticket, please visit: https://www.ticketmaster.fr/en/resultat?ipSearch=exposition+ils+debarquent
Omaha is the most renowned of the five landing beaches of D-Day, 6 June 1944. On this 6-km-long beach the U.S. troops had to deal with German defences that were still virtually intact. They suffered heavy losses and came close to disaster.
The Omaha Beach Memorial Museum was built on the grounds of the American naval landing of June 6, 1944, 200 metres from Obama beach. The museum covers a surface area of 1,200 m² and presents a large collection of uniforms, personal items, weapons and military vehicles. All the exhibits displayed belonged to soldiers of WWII.
Les Braves Memorial Monument can be found on the centre of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. The monument consists of three elements: ‘The of Hope’, ‘Rise, Freedom!’ and ‘The Wings of Fraternity’. An explanation of the monument stands wings on the boulevard of Omaha Beach.