From April to November 2020 : Temporary exhibition: “ France of the Second World War seen through propaganda posters”.
From the Phoney War to the Liberation through the occupation and the Vichy regime, visitors discover a wide variety of propaganda posters on themes as varied as school, family and of course military life.
The exhibition aims to educate the eye and to help visitors understand how these images work. Visitors are thus provided with keys to decode the posters and discover their hidden meaning.
Pre-programme for the 76th anniversary of the Normandy Landings in Sainte-Mère-Eglise
Tuesday, June 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Military Stock Exchange under the covered market.
From June 4 to June 7: Army Village
Thursday, June 4th :
– 2:30 pm : Precision jump, church square
– 4pm: Ceremony at the Stele A. Renaud, 4:30pm: Memorial Service, 5:30pm: Ceremony at the AVA Monument
Friday, June 5th :
– 9am: Ceremony at the stele of the 3 cemeteries
– 9:30 a.m.: Remembrance Mass
– 10:45 am : Ceremony at the Signal monument
– 11:45 am: Wreath laying at Borne Zero in homage to civilian victims
– 11:50 am: Flowering at the stele of Generals Gavin and Ridgway
– 7pm : Banquet of Freedom at the covered market
– 7 to 8 pm: Musical aperitif with Normandy Jazz patrol
– 7 to 10:30 pm: Night of the Airborne Museum
– 8:15 to 10:15 pm: Musical animation with the Satin Doll Sisters
– From 11pm: Demonstration of an anti-aircraft protection device with searchlights, around the church
– Thematic trail highlighting the Landing in Normandy:
- The origins of the overlord plan from 1943 and presentation of the plan on the five beaches of Normandy.
- The jump sectors on the American and British sides
- German forces in the presence
– US airborne troops: the case of the 82nd Airborne Division
– presentation of the sand table with zoom on the operations taking place in Sainte-Mère-Eglise and La Fière
– Presentation of the parachutist’s equipment, his material, his armament.
– Presentation of the “Foxholes”
– Evocation of a semi-buried command post of the 9th Airforce OBDS (Ordnance bomb disposal squad) (deminers intervening before the setting up of temporary airfields)
– Field dressing station with medical evacuation vehicles
– Presentation of an armoured unit with 5 to 8 sherman tanks and tank destroyer (TDM10)
– Ammunition depot with supply area
– Relaxation area with mess (military canteen) and field cinema. An archive film in English will be shown on the history of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Saturday June 6th :
– 10:15 am : Presentation of a stick of the 82nd Airborne on the church square
– from 9 to 11am: Exhibition of vehicles around the church
– 12:00 am : Normandy Day picnic on the church square
– 12:00 am to 2 pm: Musical animation with Sarah Savoy and Hellraisin’ Hayride Trio
– 2-6pm: Historic Programs concerts on the stage and DDay Memorial Parade in the streets
– 6:30 to 7:15 pm: Concert in th e church with Colorado Springs Chorus
– 10:30 pm: Night of the Airborne Museum
– 8:00-9:00 p.m.: Radio Hook years 40-50. Audience prize with applause meter
– 9:15-10:15 pm: Musical animation with Madeeson and Co
– 10:30 to 11:25 pm: Musical animation with Bluegrass Burger Quartet
– 11:30 pm: Fireworks on the church square
Sunday, June 7th :
On the site of La Fière:
– From 10.30 am : Parachuting with the participation of Liberty jump Team and Round Canopy Parachuting team
– 11 am- 2pm: Musical walk with Extra Muros
– 1pm: Military parachuting with the participation of 1000 parachutists from 7 different nations
– 3pm: Ceremonial Ceremonial Monument Iron Mike
– 5pm: Return of the troops to the town.
In the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise:
– 10 am to 12am : Exhibition of vehicles around the church
– 3-4 pm : Musical animation with Dancing day
– 4 – 5:15 pm: Musical animation with The Larimer Chorale
– 4-6 pm : Musical wandering with Extra Muros
– 5:45pm: Arrival of the troops from the Proud
– 6:15 pm : Veterans welcome on stage
– From 6pm: parade of military vehicles on the return of the troops around the church.
– 8-9 pm: Peace Concert in the church with Collegium Jubilans