On Sunday June 25 the Royal Military Museum welcomes the Fête de la Musique with a free concert in the aviation hall at 1 p.m.: “Sages comme des Sauvages” is a folk and rock band that makes us travel the world… Discover the program!
Seize the opportunity to visit, at no cost, the War Heritage Institute’s first temporary exhibition “Dieppe. Tribute to a raid”: an exhibition for both young and old, illustrating a lesser-known episode in the Second World War.
On June 6, 1944 a major event was to mark a turning-point in the Second World War in Western Europe: D-Day or the Normandy Landing.
The Western Allies indeed organized a maritime landing supported by violent aerial or naval bombings and by airborne forces. Objective: to open a new front with the aim of putting an end to the German occupation of Europe. Three airborne divisions were dropped overnight and at daybreak some 156,000 allied soldiers landed on the 5 Normandy beaches selected for the operation. They had to face nearly 40,000 entrenched German soldiers defending the sector....