Through photographs, artefacts and uniforms, this exhibition brings to life the dramatic events leading up to D-Day, the part played by the people of South Devon in this historic military operation, and the direct impact of World War II on the normally serene seaside towns of Torbay.
D-Day 80 Exhibition brings to life the dramatic events leading up to D-Day, the part played by the people of South Devon in this historic military operation, and the direct impact of World War II on the normally serene seaside towns of Torbay.
Visitors to the exhibition can see artefacts from World War II, many of them with Torbay connections, from an RAF uniform to an indoor “Morrison Shelter”, an American combat uniform and weapons to a Red Cross nurse’s uniform. There are audio recordings of wartime memories of Torbay, an original Luftwaffe map of Torquay, US military medals, and much more. There is even amazing video footage of American soldiers boarding transport ships in Torquay and Brixham harbours, which has only recently come to light.
The tale of the exhibition is told through large information panels, packed with fascinating stories and photographs, which are rarely seen in public.
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529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HG
The Museum is open Monday to Saturday 10am - 4.45pm, last entry at 4.15pm until 30th September.
During the winter months 1st October onwards, the Museum will be open Tue, Wed, Thurs and Sat from 10am - 4.45pm, last admissions at 4.15pm.
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