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Travel Photo of the Week: D-Day Map

By December 12, 2012

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At The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, you will learn about World War II, the D-Day invasion and the war in the Pacific from the American perspective. As you progress through the Museum's D-Day Planning Gallery, video maps like this one show how General Eisenhower and the Allies planned and executed Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

The National WWII Museum's mission is especially relevant today, because it focuses not only on how World War II came about and how it was fought, but also on the war's impact on the world, past, present and future, "...so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn." (Emphasis mine; quote taken from The National WWII Museum's website.)

The National WWII Museum is a must-see destination in New Orleans. If you can't visit in person, you can take our photo tour of this important museum.

Plan your visit to The National WWII Museum.

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December 12, 2012 at 9:46 am
(1) Susan says:

I highly recommend this museum, which is located in New Orleans partly because the Higgins Boats used in D-Day were designed and built there. Another great museum located in an interesting place is the National Museum of the Pacific War, located in Fredericksburg, Texas, the hometown of Admiral Nimitz. (Can you tell I love museums!)

December 12, 2012 at 11:15 pm
(2) Newlyweds says:

Looks very interesting and educational. It gives me more motivation to get to New Orleans.

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