The D-Day Battlefields
OMAHA Beach - Musee D-DAY, Vierville
This was another one of several D-Day museums which I had to miss due to time constraints. Most of the private collection amassed by the proprietor, M Brissard is housed in a large hangar. There are many rare pieces of materiel, American, British, Canadian, French and German, including a Bren Gun Carrier, a radio transmitter suitcase used covertly by the French Resistance and a genuine Enigma machine.
I stopped for a few snaps of the items in and around the car park. There`s a 60-ton armoured cloche from a German coastal battery, dragon`s teeth beach obstacles, a concrete German Army sentry box, aircraft propellers and guns, plus a couple of landing craft.
More information including opening times can be found on the museum`s own website: www.dday-omaha.fr.
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