DESERT WAR - NORTH AFRICA
Explore the story of how American and British troops assaulted the Axis in Africa to secure a Mediterranean stronghold before attempting an attack on Hitler’s “Fortress Europe.” This immersive 1,500 square foot space conveys the landscape of Tunisia as American forces stem the Nazi tide. Feel surrounded by desert and rocky landscape as you see projections of tanks rolling over the sand. Macro artifacts will include a 105mm Howitzer and a 1942 Jeep. Get up close to dozens of iconic Weapons of Europe displayed in an enormous artifact case.
The gallery will feature three main exhibits: Operation Torch, Kasserine Pass, and Advance into Tunisia.
Made possible through a gift from Judith and Louis Freeman