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The Anzio Beachhead Museum was inaugurated on January 22nd. l994, the 50th. Anniversary of the Allied landings. It is housed in one of the ground floor rooms of the splendid 17th. century Villa Adele. The exhibits include uniforms, equipment badges & shoulder and flashes (although the latter were not worn in the battle zone) decorations, document, battle plans & maps, photographs of the Beachhead of troops, as well as of veterans as they then were, brief personal histories, articles used by troops in their everyday life. All absolutely authentic. A library and collections of photos, video cassettes, press cuttings, magazines, propaganda posters and leaflets, prints concerning those times, flags & ensigns, two motorcycles (GB&D) and many other items complete the considerable number of exhibits.
Anzio Beachhead Museum

Anzio, Rome - Italy

During World War II, Eldred was the site of a British and American munitions plant which produced eight million bombs, mortar shells and fuses. This museum is dedicated to the memory of the local people who worked in the plant and those who served overseas during the war. Its main missions are to preserve and interpret the history of World War II, to commemorate the contribution of the people of the Eldred and surrounding communities during that epic struggle defending freedom and democracy against the forces of greed and aggression and to help future generations understand the lessons of the past.
Eldred WWII Museum

Eldred, Pennsylvania - USA

The Cantigny First Division Foundation was established in 1957 with the principal mission of promoting the history of the Big Red One, the famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, from World War I to the present.
As part of this mission, the foundation operates the First Division Museum at Cantigny and the Colonel Robert R. McCormick Research Center. It also publishes books, videos, and other materials on the history of the division.
The museum includes 10,000 square feet of state of the art interactive and experiential exhibits.
First Division Museum

Wheaton, Illinois - USA

The German Resistance Memorial Center is a site of remembrance, political studies, active learning, documentation, and research. An extensive permanent exhibition, a series of temporary special exhibitions, events and a range of publications document and illustrate resistance to National Socialism.The permanent exhibition Resistance to National Socialism on the second floor of the historic building documents with over 5000 photographs and documents in 26 areas the entire broad and varied spectrum of the struggle against and opposition to National Socialism. Temporary special exhibitions explore specific themes in greater depth.
German Memorial Resistance

Berlin-Mitte - Germany

The Historial de la Grande Guerre, is an international museum of comparative history. It compares the experiences of the major participants in the First World War through an anthropological approach. Evoking the mentalities of the era, it shows what daily life was like on the front but also behind the lines, reflecting the heavy involvement of the civilian populations. In exploring the culture of war, the Historial links the past to the present, testifying to the impact that this conflict has had throughout the 20th century.
Historial de la
Grande Guerre

Péronne - France

The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.
It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'war-time experience.
Imperial War Museum

London - UK

The Kobarid Museum was founded in 1990 with the aim of presenting the rich history of Kobarid and particularly the events on the Soc&Mac255;a Front from May 1915 to November 1917. Its orientation places it among historical museums with a military subject and an antiwar message. In the foreground are the "little people" caught up in the horrors of war who can not be divided into good and bad by the colours of their uniforms. The greater part of the permanent exhibition is devoted the detailed presentation of the famous Battle of Kobarid, the twelfth battle on the Soc&Mac255;a River on October 24, 1917, during which German and Austro-Hungarian divisions drove the Italian forces back all the way to the Piave River. These events inscribed the names of Kobarid, Caporetto.
The Kobarid Museum

Kobarid, Slovenia

Nowadays, the Memorial of Caen - a museum for Peace - remains the only museum to give an overview of History from 1918 to our days. From the beginning, the Memorial has been dedicated to the causes and consequences of the Second World War, and today the perspective widens.
Thanks to 2500 m2 of new areas, the visitor will be able to carry on with his trip through one of the most striking event of the second half of the century : the Cold War. Afterwards the visitor will end his trip through History in a place devoted to peace, an ideal place for thinking and meditating.
Le Memorial de Caen

Caen - France

The feats of arms of Resistance in Bretagne, one of the first areas of France recognized for its heroism and its sacrifices, deserve to be recognized, explained, to be commemorated and preserved forever. The museum of the Breton Resistance of Saint-Marcel perpetuates the memory of this army of men which had refused the yoke of the occupant Nazi. This museum of history, single in Bretagne, makes visitors discover on 1500 m2 of permanent exposure, the life and the engagement of Breton during the second world war. The many collections presented in the six rooms, certainly unique in France, are supplemented by the many audio-visual and explanatory models.
This museum was born to tell about Isère during the Second World war: significant events, men and the women who built and animated the clandestine fight, the movements and organizations of Resistance iséroise. The museum's collection consists of more than 5,000 coins, objects and documents: it is unique, diverse and representative, all of which makes it particularly valuable. It includes more than 90 original posters, drawings, many photographs, printed documents (flyers, reports, brochures), the front pages of regional newspapers. An archive of sound recordings has been compiled drawing on interviews with about 100 former Resistance fighters and deportees from Isère.
The history of the French Resistance is evoked by historians, great witnesses or by the collections and the exhibits of the Musée de la Resistance National. It is a network of museums present in all France preserving and exposing a single collection controlled by the Management of the Museums of France and reserved to the National Archives.
This website presents an exceptional database (200 pages, 400 illustrations) applying as well both to the young public and the historians.
Musée de la Resistance

Champigny Sur Marne -France

The National D-Day Museum celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won World War II and promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations.
From an overview of World War II's economic and political routes to the build-up and military mobilisation of Allied Forces in the hundreds of invasions of the war, the 70,500-square-foot museum presents a collection of personal stories, preserves important materials for research and scholarship, and inspires future generations to learn life lessons from the most complex military operations ever staged.
National D-Day Museum

New Orleans, Louisiana - USA

The museum is a permanent reminder of the Second World War, but also a reminder to pause at the war and violence of today. It is a modern, informative and exciting museum. Authentic objects, documents, various exhibitions and modern audio-visual resources help visitors to visualize and understand the Second World War and what it means to us today.
Besides collecting and looking after items and objects from the Second World War, the museum sets out to promote the concept of peace, particularly with respect to the current climate. The visitor is encouraged to reflect on war, violence, repression and persecution from a critical perspective.
The present Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum was opened in 1994. It is composed by two buildings (called the East and West buildings). The East Building traces Hiroshima's history, depicting conditions in Hiroshima just before and after the bombing. The West Building uses photographs and artifacts to convey the facts of the atomic bombing itself.
Through its atomic bomb materials, Hiroshima intends to continue appealing to the approximately 1.4 million people from Japan and abroad who visit every year for the abolition of nuclear weapons and realization of genuine and lasting world peace.
Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima - Japan

Remembering the sacrifices, the suffering and the lives destroyed by war must be, for everyone, a stimulus towards peace. For this reason, the 'Guerra Bianca in Adamello' Museum in Temù has adopted as its motto the words inscribed into the granite column found in Ortigara: “ LEST WE FORGET” The inscription also reflects the Museum's commitment to those who fell on both fronts.
The activity of the museum consists of the carrying out of censuses, the collection, the cataloguing, the classification, the conservation and the display of artefacts related to the 'Guerra Bianca'. This includes movable objects (exhibits, relics, archival objects, manuscripts, printed, photographic and cinematographic documents etc.) and also immovable constructions (field and permanent military fortifications and buildings, military roads and tracks, memorials and inscriptions).
Immediately after the armistice of November 11, 1918, a group of Kansas Citians gathered to propose a memorial to the men and women who served in the war and to those who died. The earliest ideas for the memorial included a museum of objects from the war.
The first items in the collection were a number of posters from the war. Other materials soon followed, and the museum continues to collect today. The museum has remained faithful to the initial objective: to collect, preserve and intepret the physical objects of World War One (documents, artwork, photographs). The Liberty Memorial Museum is acknowledged as the only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the history of World War One.
The Liberty Memorial

Kansas City, Missouri - USA

This small Dutch museum is solely dedicated to the First World War, and with most of the displayed items of Western Front origin. What started as a hobby some twenty years ago has grown over the years into a neat collection of World War battlefield relics (all properly cleaned and well preserved), items which have been personally retrieved from the various battlefield in Europe.
On display will be uniforms, medals, militaria, brass shell cases and grenades of all types and calibre, trench art, posters, books, maps, and anything else visitors can think of related to the subject. Its mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit every era-related item (military as well as civilian), and save it for future generations. Not to glorify war in anyway, but more as monument to those who experienced this terrible ordeal firsthand.
The Western Front Museum

Maartensdijk - The Netherlands

The purpose of the E. Stanley Wright Museum is to preserve, display, present and disseminate historical, social , cultural, and political information relative to those activities occurring in and around the United States during the time period of 1939-1945.
The E. Stanley Wright Museum is a collection dedicated to Americans on the homefront and how they lived, worked and played during the World War II years from 1939-1945. Established in 1977 by David Wright, the museum is filled with a vast, priceless, well-preserved collection of artifacts, memorabilia, written materials, period clothing, and military and period vehicles.
Wright Museum

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire - USA

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