D-Day: Freedom
From Above

Exhibit Information
  • Clock45 minutes
  • agesApproved for all ages
  • calendarTemporary Exhibit
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Experience the D-Day invasion through the eyes of U.S. Army paratroopers. Interactive Histopad technology takes you on a journey through individual Soldier stories, following their unprecedented airborne landings to their actions on the ground during those historic moments in 1944.


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EXHIBIT -In this unique visitor experience designed especially for the National Army Museum, interactive HistoPad ablets take visitors to the D-Day invasion through the eyes of U.S. Army paratroopers.

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AUGMENTED REALITY -This special experience offers an exciting way to engage with U.S. Army history through a tailor-made augmented reality experience from the creative team at Histovery –leaders in re-inventing the visitor experience.

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SOLDIER STORIES -Marking one of the most storied days in U.S. Army history, this one-of-a-kind experience echoes the Museum’s perspective - sharing D-Day history through animated personal accounts of paratroopers.

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MEDALS OF HONOR  -On display for the first time. Only four medals of honor were awarded for actions performed on D-Day. Learn more about these heroic Soldier stories and see their medals brought together for this special display.

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 -Explore free public events and programming. From paratrooper family activities to unique demos and hands-on-history programs, check out the Museum’s website to learn more.

“Yet this day would be famous even before it dawned, in no small measure because of the gutful men who had come to war by air.”

Rick Atkinson, The Guns at Last Light