Big Red One Assault Museum, Colleville-sur-Mer

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For a dose of interesting history, head over to Big Red One Assault Museum in Normandy, a site dedicated to the efforts of the US First Infantry Division, nicknamed the Big Red One, and particularly their part in the D-Day Landings on June 6, 1944. The museum includes a number of displays and activities. Watch a fascinating film that chronicles the events of the assault, or you can also go on an hour-long guided tour in either French or English.

The Big Red One division was part of the infamous landing at Omaha Beach where, despite the difficulties encountered, they together with the 29th division went on to secure the areas around Saint-Laurent, Vierville, and Colleville. Work out when and for how long to visit Big Red One Assault Museum and other Colleville-sur-Mer attractions using our handy Colleville-sur-Mer travel route planner .
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  • The museum is after the American Cemetery going East. Make a stop there and it will show you a lot about the Big Red One Company. The owner is a live encyclopaedia by himself. All objects there have i...  more »
  • This small museum is a tribute to the 1st Infantry Division founded by one man. He has collected the memories and equipment that was left in his hometown by the Soldiers who helped liberate his town. ...  more »
  • The Big Red One was one of the greatest fighting units in World War II. This museum documents its role at Omaha Beach. The curator is extremely knowledgeable and actually met or spoke with all of the ...  more »
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  • Excellent museum. Love how personal the displays are. Great collection worth going to see.
  • An outstanding museum run by an extremely passionate owner who clearly lives and breathes D-Day history. A must-visit stop!
  • As often in this area the museum is really tiny. It focuses on one special Unit and has some infos about individuals which makes it ok to have a look. But its not really a must see.
  • Excellant collection updated regularly
  • Small but well worth a look. It is specific to one particular American Division's participation in Operation Overlord.

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