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“A labour of love”

Musee du Debarquement no. 4 Commando
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Ouistreham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a really small museum. It was put together by volunteers and French veterans of the Number 4 commando that took part in the D-Day attack on Ouistreham. The museum is mostly concerned about the 177 French members of the British Number 4 commando. These were the only French soldiers to land on D-Day, according to information that I read there. Most of the artifacts are related to the commandos and the Germans that the commandos attacked. There is a good number of uniforms and small artifacts. The largest item is a 37mm German anti-tank gun. Admission includes a 30 minute film shown on an LCD television. I feel this museum is worth visiting if you happen to be in Ouistreham, but I would not recommend a special trip for it alone. There is a photo in TripAdvisor showing an M10 tank destroyer nearby, but I did not see it when I was there.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Saw Pegasus Bridge nearby Hi Rise bunker museum
Must see.
Living History & great pics.
One is engaged into battle entering Museum
& shows how far British had to expand battle to win Bridge

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I visited from Caen. The bus number 1 goes from the train station for 2 Euros return! The museum experience is very emotional. The 177 French Commandos of Commando Keiffer were able to be amongst the first to liberate France after 4 years of exile. What the museum lacks in size it makes up for in heart!

1  Thank Steve D
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

A very sympathetic portrayal of an appaling time in history. the museums were informative and actually seeing the beaches makes the whole moment in history come to reality

Thank Maggie P
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

small but perfectly formed. it is a museum about the building of a harbour but enjoyable non the less

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