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The National World War II Museum's features exhibitions that incorporate personal tales, and collections consisting of artifacts, documents, photographs and film footages that had never been seen before in order to share stories of the landings that led to victory in the World War II. These exhibits, encompassing the beaches of Normandy and the sands of Iwo Jima are complemented with Special Exhibitions that draw on the Museum?s collections as well as significant traveling exhibitions that promote exploration by providing an extensive background on this particular that set the pace for history.

Within the Museum, visitors can step into the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion which focuses on essential tools of the war effort such as the famous Higgins landing craft. During the war, over 20,000 boats were constructed in the City of New Orleans to be used in the amphibious landings of World War II. Visitors to the Museum can also view other artifacts including a Sherman tank, halftracks, jeeps, and a fully restored C-47.

The 2nd and 3rd floor of the Museum houses the permanent exhibits that are divided into four areas, the Home Front, Planning for D-Day, The D-Day Beaches and The D-Day Invasions in the Pacific. The Museum also features the Malcolm S. Forbes Theater that shows 2 alternating films about the D-Day invasions at Normandy and in the Pacific.
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