Omaha Beach Memorial museum – Normandy

"aus meinem Weg schnell!"
In other words get out of my way I am in a hurry!

Address:

Musée Mémorial
d’ Omaha Beach

Avenue de la Libération
14710 Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
GPS Coordinates:
49.367151
0.881844



Another easy to find museum which is a stones throw away from some important sites on Omaha Beach.

If you are driving in the area and have already visited some of the other attractions then this museum is on your list.

Take the Avenue de Liberation from any direction. It's classed on the map as number 28 and located on the D517 road, you really can't miss it.


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A U.S. Helmet with a distinctive bullet hole.


All photographs on this visit were taken on Friday, August 16th & Saturday, August 17th, 2013 and are subject to copyright. Please be respectful and do not copy them for your own personal or professional use. If you would like to contact the photographer and admin of this web site please e-mail admin@germanbunkers.com

I used two different cameras on the 2013 visit. The Nikon Coolpix 35mm and the Apple iPad mini.

A German Whermacht tunic found near the museums location in a hedgerow a few years ago.

The left and right mannequins are dressed in SS Panzer uniforms. The middle is wearing a Fallschirmjäger tunic.

A German M40 helmet with a nice fabric camouflage cover. Beneath the helmet that is not a mannequin.

This is extremely interesting and obviously heartbreaking, read the next caption.

Certainly a side of this conflict we don't think enough about.

One of the most feared weapons by the Allied forces, the MG 42.

Scary sight without a doubt. A German soldier peering down a set of field binoculars.

Nice backdrops enhance the scene of American troops in Normandy, a nice selection of different caliber shells.

A scene depicting the landing. To the left and right anti-tank obstacles.

Same scene, different angle including the fallen.

An exquisite collection of German militaria.

Belt buckles and patches...

A camouflaged M40 type helmet to the left and a Fallschirmjäger helmet to the right.

Cigarettes, soap, matches, to name a few...

A Beretta to the left, compass, whistle and a flare pistol.

A nice selection of German medals, don't press against the glass.

A beautiful selection of U.S. helmets.

A nice selection of stielhandgranate's.

A German mortar crew, by the looks of it the field kitchen has not been by lately!

Wire cutters and mortar shells from the U.S. Army.

Making a pose for a catalog? No but this rather feminine "looking" soldier is holding a nice field bazooka with an assortment of munitions lying around.

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