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Memorial de Montormel, Argentan

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The Coudehard-Montormel Memorial is a historical museum on mont Ormel in France, dedicated to the battle of the Falaise pocket, the last episode in the battle of Normandy. It is sited on the summit of Hill 262, where the pocket was officially closed on 21 August 1944, with two sites - an open-air monument at the hill's summit, which was inaugurated in 1965 on the battle's twentieth anniversary, and the museum itself, in the side of the hill, opened in 1994 on the battle's fiftieth anniversary.
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  • I arrived on Wednesday afternoon, the only weekday they open in February. There was only one other small party awaiting entrance. There was an immediate problem in that I only had 4 euros cash and the...  more »
  • It would be a shame to miss, only minus the Museum was closed. but the external explanations alone are enough.
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  • Beautiful view of the Valley. A very good animation to explain the outcome of the pocket of cliff on the 3D map. A passionate and exciting guide. We had a good reception and the size of the groups is very reasonable so we all along and it's easy to ask questions of the guide.
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  • The position of this monument, overlooking the valley of 'the pocket' gives you something of an insight into how things might have played out. Quite moving.
  • A well laid out memorial and museum to "the last Battle of Normandy". A brutal battle that helped finish the war in Normandy and allow the Allies to push on to Paris.
  • The final Normandy battles were here. One can not imagine, but with a help from the exhibits, one can try.
  • Place very well designed, interesting history that families and schools as well. No tape - to the eye, technology is at the service of the visitor. Guide-commentator familiar with his case. Nothing to fault, especially change nothing (apart from the video that deserves a shot nine).
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  • Very well kept, friendly staff
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