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Airborne Museum

Just a few miles from Utah Beach and the Normandy Landings, the Airborne Museum is located at the heart of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, facing the church on which paratrooper John Steele landed. Dedicated to the American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne, it contains a truly exceptional collection of artifacts, including an authentic WACO glider and C-47 airplane.

The HistoPad allow the visitor to travel to the locations of some of the most important events of 1944, helping them discover and understand this fascinating history. The visitor is virtually “transported” to locations including the hamlet of La Fiere during the battle for Kellam Bridge on the morning of the 6th of June, 1944, or the château de la Colombiere, to see the field hospital of the 101st Airborne. Each experience is immersive, and the visitor can easily navigate between 1944 and 2018, allowing them to better understand that these places, which today are peaceful fields, were battlegrounds not so long ago.

The HistoPad gives voice to the artifacts in the Airborne Museum’s collection. The visitor can, thanks to the tablet, find clear and concise explanations on an object, manipulate it virtually, and discover its function and uses. The tablet also invites guests into previously inaccessible areas, such as the cockpit of the WACO glider, or the inside of the C-47.

Date: 15 May 2018