The Road to Berlin and Tokyo

The Road to Berlin, The National WWII Museum - New Orleans, Louisiana

The Road to Berlin, The National WWII Museum – New Orleans, Louisiana

The last building we visited, at The National WWII Museum, was the Campaigns of Courage pavilion, for yet another take on the war. The first floor features the Road to Berlin and the second floor, the Road to Tokyo. The exhibits steps through the U.S. Military campaigns from the beginning to the end of both the European and Pacific conflicts.

The photo above is of a German Opel Sedan, featured in the Berlin exhibit, which starts from the sands of North Africa, through Sicily, Italy and finally into Germany. Burned out buildings and bunkers graphically show the effects of the war on the European cities.

On the second floor, jungles are portrayed as the military slowly battled through the South Pacific Islands and finally to the bombing campaigns of the Japanese mainland.

At the museum, there’s also a separate large 4D theater featuring a movie narrated by Tom Hanks, which we also attended. We ran out of time to visit the Restoration Pavilion. As my last several posts show, this is a large multi-faced museum. I’ll be worth going again, as they are planning a few more significant additions over the next several years.

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