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Big Red One Assault Museum

Hameau Le Bray D-514, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 31 21 53 81
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The value In this place is owner collector Pierre Louis Gosselin. He is an expert on the subject... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Elby D
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Holland, Pennsylvania
CLOSED BOTH TIMES WE STOPPED BY

We were in the Normandy area for 2 days, March 12 and 13, stopped by each day, during the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
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Hameau Le Bray D-514, 14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

The value In this place is owner collector Pierre Louis Gosselin. He is an expert on the subject. If you need a question answered or just want to reminisce, this is the place to go. The collection is small but presented cleanly - just one...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We were in the Normandy area for 2 days, March 12 and 13, stopped by each day, during the advertised open times, and the museum was not open. I do not know how big the inside is but it looks to be housed in a...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

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 its story. Pierre Louis is a local...More

Thank ManoirdeCleronde
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

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. He has personally taken on the mission to tell...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

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 surviving members of G Company which spearheaded the...More

Thank NCSmokey
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Small quick stop on your way to see Normandy American Cemetery and Overload museum. We visited during the #dday73 festival and stopped in this great little museum. The owner had given part of this space as a staging area for those taking part in the...More

Thank Thelonisa
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

An important and wonderful Museum. A must stop for everyone who is interested in D-Day. Do not skip his one. Aside of the unique collection, Pierre Louis, the owner and manager of the museum is a fountain of knowledge (aside of the fact that he...More

Thank Lior293984
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

My partner's uncle landed on Omaha beach on June 6th 1944 as part of the Big Red One Infantry Division. On a pilgrimage in Normandy we discovered this amazing little museum, with poignant artefacts collected by the enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable owner, who spent a...More

Thank boulonbleu
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A small collection with little narrative, felt a bit robbed for €5, when I have seen a lot better for less (or free). Wouldn't go again, but can say I went.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A wonderful museum. Most impressive is the detailed knowledge of the owner. Meeting, and speaking with him was one of the highlights of my trip to Normandy!

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