NEW to the museum for 2019 will be a large exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings in Normandy in 1944 and Appledores part in that invasion.
The exhibition is entitled Appledore at war and will include:
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings in Normandy in 1944
Special tented exhibition of military artefacts from 1st-9th June.
Display about USS President Warfield, used as a base for American troops. She left the Torridge in May 1944 to serve as an accommodation ship at Normandy.
New audio and visual memories from eye witnesses.
Beach defences including the ‘Carrot’, one of the experiments in use of explosives.
UXB and other wartime warnings.
In the new garden an Anderson shelter.
A ‘dig for victory’ plot.
A hunt for ‘Appledore frogmen’.
The secret war room, film and photographs of C.O.X.E experiments and ‘Hobart’s Funnies’.
Flags of the main invasion participants 1940s Kitchen Anderson Shelter
UXB Warning Mortar Dugout