Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein'
Oosterbeek. Founded in 1949 in tribute to the British and Polish Airborne
Troops of Operation Market Garden. Utrechtseweg 232, 6862 AZ Oosterbeek
(Near Arnhem). +31 026-3337710
The Carentan Historical Center is an educational, cultural and historical campus on historical ground in Normandy, France. During the Normandy Invasion of World War II, Carentan lay between the Omaha and Utah assault beaches and was the object of violent fighting before American troops linked up there on 13 June 1944. The Carentan Historical Center recalls the events surrounding the liberation of 1944.
La Coupole. A modern museum for the V2 and other missiles, in
a giant concrete dome, which was built (and never finished) to launch
V2 missiles to London. Located 5 km from Saint-Omer, not far from Calais.
Centre d'histoire de la guerre et des fusees, BP No. 284, 62504 Saint-Omer,
France. +33 3 21 93 07 07, +33 3 21 39 21 45 fax. (Suggested by Andreas
The Dutch National War and Resistance Museum presents the history of the Second World War, from the German invasion and occupation, the Resistance and persecution, and the Liberation, with special attention to the Battle at Overloon. Liberty Park,
Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon. 0478-641250, 0478-642405 fax.
Musée des Blindés (Armor Museum), Saumur, France. Superb collection of armored vehicles of all kinds from around the world with history and its technical evolution since WW I to the present times. This museum is reputed to have the largest armor collection in the world. 1043, route de Fontevraud, 49400 Saumur, France. +33 02 41 83 69 95, +33 02 41 83 69 90 fax.
The Gen. George C. Marshall Ground Transportation Museum in The
Netherlands is a memorial to the General and to the trucks, jeeps, armor
and other vehicles which were so instrumental to the Allied victory in
World War II in Europe. The founder of Army Cars Holland bv, Jaap de Groot,
provided the essential effort to create and launch this institution. Noordweg
15A, 3336 LH Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands. +31 78 6205881
Musée de la Radio. The Château de Creully, which houses
the museum, was one of the first HQ used by the British after D-Day. On
June 12, 1944, Churchill visited Montgomery here. The museum has radios
of the military and the resistance from the war years. Château de
Creully, 14480 Creully, France. +33 02 31 80 18 65
Panzermuseum Munster is the
biggest tank and military vehicle museum in Germany exhibiting over 30
vehicles of the Army from 1955 to the present: motorcycles, wheeled vehicles,
armored personnel carriers, armored reconnaissance vehicles, tank hunters,
and battle tanks. Weapons, uniforms and other military artifacts as well.
Hans-Krüger Straße 33, 29633 Munster. +49 05192 2552, +49 05192
3587 fax. Ralf-Thiel@t-online.de
(Thanks to Andreas Mehlhorn for this suggestion.)
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