- Starts: 10/06/2019 9:00 am
- Ends: 27/10/2019 6:00 pm
As part of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy, the Caen Memorial Museum will display a one of a kind exhibition devoted to the American painter Norman Rockwell.
Organised in partnership with the Norman Rockwell Museum, the exhibition can be visited from 10 June until 27 October, 2019.
To book your ticket in advance and benefit from a preferential rate, click here.
One of its kind in France, the Mémorial de Caen Museum gives the public the keys to understanding the Second World War, from its origins after the First World War to its latest consequences in 1989. It prompts the visitor to ask himself questions about this rapidly fading episode that changed the face of Europe and the world.
On D-Day Caen was an important Allied objective as it was an essential road hub, strategically astride the Orne River and Caen Canal. The Germans defended this stronghold with all their power. It took six weeks of fighting and heavy shelling to capture the capital of Normandy. 30,000 Anglo-Canadian soldiers and 3,000 civilians lost their lives.
Fought between the iconic landings on 6 June 1944 and the liberation of Paris on 25 August, the Battle of Normandy is often overlooked. Yet this campaign decided the course of the war in Northwestern Europe. The losses were huge: more than 100.000 people were killed during the 80 days, 20.000 of them civilians.