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Falmouth exhibition shows 'friendly invasion' ahead of D-Day
9:00am Monday 2nd June 2014 in News
A new exhibition at Falmouth’s maritime museum is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The Friendly Invasion exhibition looks back at the social impact on Falmouth’s residents at a time when troops were preparing for the D-Day landings.
The museum is also marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Over the next five years a new commemorative case will showcase items in the museum’s collections from the World War I period (1914-1918).
Among the first items to go on display will be a beaded snake which was made by a Turkish prisoner of war in 1918 and souvenirs belonging to a crew member on board the four-masted barque Andromeda, which was wrecked on the rocks off Killigerran Head near Falmouth in 1915.
The Friendly Invasion runs until Sunday, October 5.
Readers requiring more information on museum opening times and admission prices should visit www.nmmc.co.uk or call 01326 313388.
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