- Starts: 02/06/2019 7:00 pm
- Ends: 07/06/2019 10:00 pm
In June 2019 the WW2 Foundation will organise the 3rd International Film Festival of the Second World War, for the occasion of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
Program of the Festival:
- Sunday 2 June 2019
7.00 pm – 11.00 pm – Utah Beach Museum: Opening ceremony of the International Film Festival of the Second World War in Normandy, in the presence of actors of the Band of Brothers miniseries. Paid entry. You can book online by clicking here.
- Monday 3 June 2019
11.00 am – Utah Beach Museum: Autograph session with Band of Brothers’ actors. Paid entry, to be paid on the spot.
3.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Carentan Theater: Projection of a 30-minute film featuring several actors from the Band of Brothers series about military training for filming. The film is produced and presented by Rick Warden, who played Lieutenant Harry Welsh. The broadcast will be followed by a discussion with the actors. Paid entry.
- Tuesday 4 June 2019
4.00 pm – 11.00 pm – Carentan-les-Marais: Guided tour of the landing beaches with Band of Brothers’ actors. The tour will be followed by a dinner in Carentan in the presence of the actors. Limited number of places: admission fee, online reservations by clicking here.
- Wednesday 5 June 2019
9.00 pm – Carentan Theater: Free concert by actors of Band of Brothers.
- Thursday 6 June 2019
8.00 pm – Dead Man’s Corner Museum: Signing session by the actors of the Band of Brothers series. Paid entry, to be paid on the spot.
- Friday 7 June 2019
11.00 am – 1.00 pm – Normandy Victory Museum: Signing session with Band of Brothers’ actors. Paid entry, to be paid on the spot.
08:00 pm – Carentan Theater: Awards Ceremony of the International Film Festival of the Second World War in Normandy. The ceremony will be presented by the actors of the Band of Brothers series. Free admission.
The Utah Beach Landings Museum is situated on the site of a former German strongpoint that was crushed by the U.S. assault force on Utah Beach in the morning of D-Day, 6 June 1944. Among a lot of war related items, this museum features a rare Martin B 26 ‘Marauder’, an American medium-size bomber.
The Normandy Victory Museum in Carentan is a new historical centre dedicated to the events of the summer 1944 in the Manche, in France.
Two museums can be found in Saint-Côme-du-Mont: the D-Day Experience exhibits the American side and Dead Man’s Corner Museum, the German perspective. The museum tells the story of the liberators of Europe through an interactive route with the possibility to take part in virtual experiences and simulations.