After more than two years of expansion and renovation work, the Verdun Memorial is opening its doors again on February 21, 2016 as a reminder to us of the Battle of Verdun’s contribution to France’s defense during the First World War.
Dassault Aviation has decided to support the renovation of this museum and place of remembrance as key sponsor, in memory of this historic battle when the Caudron observation aircraft and French Nieuport fighter jets were still equipped with a brand-new simple, robust, effective and attractive propeller: the Eclair propeller. Its designer, Marcel Dassault, was just 24 years old at the time.
More than 2,000 collectors’ items, a multitude of unpublished photos as well as French and German testimonies combined with outstanding audiovisual elements are presented in this new memorial building. There is also a new in-depth tour organized over three levels through an educational journey of discovery, full of powerful emotional content.
Upon entry to the building, a genuine “interpretation center” for the Battle of Verdun, you will find an Eclair propeller on display as well as a selection of four films which will provide visitors with an overview of Dassault Aviation’s activities.
As of today, you can also find these four films on our Web TV.