Desert War - North Africa

Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries

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 first attempt to stem the Nazi tide. Surrounded by desert and rocky landscape, visitors see projections of tanks rolling over the sand and get up close to dozens of weapons of Europe displayed in an enormous artifact case. Macro artifacts include a 105mm Howitzer and a 1943 Jeep. 

Made possible through a gift from Judith and Louis Freeman