Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Visit to the WW2 Museum

In a quiet industrial park in Natick, Massachusetts sits the largest collection of WW2 artifacts in the Americas. The Museum of World War 2 has 10,000 square feet of display space, and will soon be upgrading to 60,000 square feet when their new facility opens. I went there for the first time today and was blown away by the rarity and historical significance of the materials on view. Churchill's cigar case? Got it. Monty's beret? Got it. And you can handle many of the objects, including the weapons. Here are some photos:
Butterfly AP bomb

Women's driver uniform, UK

Civil Defense uniform, UK

Bullet marks on the side of an M4 tank.

The infamous K rations, in cheerful boxes.

.50 caliber HMG

Monty's beret

Watercolor of a downed plane by a British artist

US Airborne kit, D-Day

German Goliath RC tank

3D battle map of Iwo Jima

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