Experiencing World War II

This jacket of a French soldier is covered in mud from the trenches of World War I 

Standing outside of the Invalides

 

Tuesday afternoon, Sam Sisler and I spent hours exploring the World War I and World War II exhibits at the Musee de l’Armee at the Invalides. The Invalides is not only where Napoleon is buried, but it also houses an impressive collection of military artifacts from all eras of French history. I was particularly excited to see the artifacts from World War II. I was amazed at how much they had, not only from France, but also from America, England, Russia, and African nations involved in the war. In particular, I enjoyed seeing personal items from soldiers such as jackets, rations, and letters. The museum was a great way for me to see part of history that I love first-hand.

Map Marker

4 Boulevard des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
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