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National Museum World War II

This museum, which opened on June 6, 2000, is the only museum in the United States that addresses all of the amphibious invasions or "D-Days" of the Second World War, in Europe, Africa and the Pacific, honoring the more than one million Americans who took part in this global conflict. Many other aspects of the Second World War are also shown.

The museum is situated in New Orleans because as President Eisenhower stated to Dr. Stephen Ambrose: "Andrew Jackson Higgins is the man who won the war for us. Without Higgins designed boats that could land over open beaches the whole strategy of the war would have to be rethought." The Higgins Boat was designed and constructed in New Orleans.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries & STIWOT
  • Photos: Chris Bauweraerts