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Van Horn Moseley's (DMC's crown jewel!):

 

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Nice additions Ken...thanks! :thumbsup:

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Nice additions Ken...thanks! :thumbsup:

 

You're welcome Ian. If you compare some of the pictures you'll notice how the museums change their displays every now and then. Especially the Sainte-Mère-Eglise museum is good at that ;)

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You're welcome Ian. If you compare some of the pictures you'll notice how the museums change their displays every now and then. Especially the Sainte-Mère-Eglise museum is good at that ;)

 

Yes Ken...I noticed a few subtle differences here and there. That's a good thing. Some museums put things in cases and there they remain...untouched by human hand ad infinitum!

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If you compare some of the pictures you'll notice how the museums change their displays every now and then. Especially the Sainte-Mère-Eglise museum is good at that ;)

 

Well, it's only been the last couple of years as the other museums over there tended to get better and better and the visitors more knowledgeable about what was presented before them...

I hadn't seen any real changes between my first visit in the early 80s and roughly 2004 when Detrez put up his huge Greatest Generation Expo outside Ste Mere and litterally blew them away...

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Everything to attract as many visitors as possible I guess. They're all worth a visit but Detrez' collection indeed is something to write home about. Quality over quantity. Hard to imagine that such a big museum as the SME-museum has to fight over visitors. :think:

 

With the Normandy pass you get reduction in a lot of museums right? Well, they're probably not all like us, wanting to visit every museum Normandy has to offer. :)

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They're all worth a visit but Detrez' collection indeed is something to write home about. Quality over quantity.

 

I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone else with such a large Airborne collection. Quality and Quantity :thumbsup:

 

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I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone else with such a large Airborne collection. Quality and Quantity :thumbsup:

 

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That's true, but there's not enough space in his museum to show them all. :w00t: That, or he just doesn't want to show them all. :crying:

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Ian, how many hours a day were you out enjoying to sights?

 

A/Ms hitting the sights...P/Ms socialising, eating out and generally chilling with Ken and co!

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Well, it's only been the last couple of years as the other museums over there tended to get better and better and the visitors more knowledgeable about what was presented before them...

I hadn't seen any real changes between my first visit in the early 80s and roughly 2004 when Detrez put up his huge Greatest Generation Expo outside Ste Mere and litterally blew them away...

 

Johan, you are right they definately upped their game. Although I wouldn't spend the entrance money getting into the St mere eglise museum. I don't agree in paying to see a museum full of fake helmets and uniforms. I remember only seeing one original reinforced suit and one original D bail helmet!!!

 

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C-47 diorama in the Airborne Museum.

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

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You're right, the Detrez Collection is something to be seen alright.

 

 

I remember selling DeTrez my collection of D-DAY NEWSPAPERS a few years ago for a couple of THOUSAND DOLLARS, he was really GIDDY about getting all of them. If I remember correctly, there were about 300-400 DIFFERENT "INVASION" issues from just about every US town and city you could name, plus some from ENGLAND, FRANCE, and most of the continent as well. Sometimes I kind of MISS THEM and wish I still had them in my collection, but that's what a NEW BABY does to a person's collection....

 

So next time you guys see them in the museum, you'll know who they all came from... ;)

 

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That's true, but there's not enough space in his museum to show them all. :w00t: That, or he just doesn't want to show them all. :crying:

 

Can't tell you much about it yet, but he'll soon have more space to display the 'other' division of his collection.... :thumbsup:

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The following pics are from inside De Trez's museum. The lighting is very subdued so taking good pics was difficult!

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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