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Plan of Ver sur Mer




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Latest news from the museum

20th February 2017 - visit the museum to see a 1927 film of the ditching of the AMERICA, with commentaries in English, French or German.


17th February 2017 - opening hours clarified.

25th February 2016 - slight change to opening hours for 2016.

27th March 2016 - times of June 2016 ceremonies published.

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5th April 2016 - new exhibition about RHINO FERRIES by Major Edwin Hunt MVO. Visit the museum to see it!

5th April 2016 - new film about the ditching of the AMERICA. Visit the museum to see it!

5th May 2016 - times of June 2016 ceremonies changed, slightly.

19th May 2016 - poster for June ceremonies below (only in French, sorry!)

The AMERICA-GOLD BEACH museum is situated in the centre of Ver sur Mer, next door to the town hall. It commemorates two momentous 20th century events that took place her in Ver sur Mer.

In 1927, the first mail-carrying flight from the USA to Europe crash-landed in the sea off Ver sur Mer. The aircraft, piloted by Commander Robert BYRD, was called the AMERICA.

On 6th June 1944, elements of the British 50th Infantry division and supporting armour landed here, as part of operation OVERLORD, on the beach known since that day as GOLD BEACH.


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