Displays inside The D-Day Story, showing a tank used during the Normandy Landings
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- The D-Day Story is a museum dedicated to the Normandy Landings that liberated Europe from Nazi Germany occupation during the Second World War. It tells the personal stories of those involved in the epic day. Exhibits at the museum cover Operation Overlord from its origins in the dark days of 1940 to victory in Normandy in 1944. The amazing Overlord Embroidery, a modern-day counterpart to the Bayeux Tapestry, tells the dramatic story of the Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944. History comes alive in 34 panels that stretch for 83 metres. A walk through the museum takes visitors on a chronological journey, starting with Preparation, before moving on to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, and concluding with Legacy and the Overlord Embroidery. Stunning imagery, audio-visual presentations and hands-on interactives help to bring the story to life.