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For a dose of interesting history, head over to Big Red One Assault Museum in Normandy, a site dedicated to the efforts of the US First Infantry Division, nicknamed the Big Red One, and particularly their part in the D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944. The museum includes a number of displays and activities. Watch a fascinating film that chronicles the events of the assault, or you can also go on an hour-long guided tour in either French or English.
The Big Red One division was part of the infamous landing at Omaha Beach where, despite the difficulties encountered, they together with the 29th division went on to secure the areas around Saint-Laurent, Vierville, and Colleville. Work out when and for how long to visit Big Red One Assault Museum and other Colleville-sur-Mer attractions using our handy Colleville-sur-Mer travel route planner.
Big Red One Assault Museum reviews
To me this looked like a collection of "stuff" left behind from the Normandy invasion which was gathered up and put into a building. While you cannot deny the importance of D day, this collection was.... more »
This is not really a museum about the Big Red One's Normandy campaign but rather a labour of love for the enthusiastic Frenchman who put together this collection of often rusty memorabilia from Omaha.... more »
The owner was the reason we stopped by as he was a friend of a friend, he was very friendly and was a great help in pointing out places to visit while in the area. The museum is short, but it is all the bits retrieved by the owner since his childhood, worth a visit and a quick chat. He also has a Belgian Gate.
The museum has a lot of real WWII stuff, a short film and a shop. The Staff was kind. I really recommend this museum
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