The world after 1945

From the end of World War II to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the second half of the XXth century is decrypted in this space.

Fall of the Berlin Wall
Berlin at the heart of the Cold War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1989 saw the the collapse and dismantling of the Soviet bloc. After the Iron Curtain was split open in Hungary, the fall of the Berlin Wall opened the way for German reunification.

The Cold War

The Cold War crisis

Numerous crises were breaking out in the outerlying regions controlled by world superpowers, making populations worldwide fear the worst for their future.

Here a series of...

The Balance of Terror

During the Cold War, the two powers waged an unbridled arms race. The state of the world was teetering on a very unstable equilibrium.

A genuine Soviet Mig-21, a French missile...


Civilians in wartime Mémorial

In Falaise, a new museum dedicated to both the life and survival of the civilians during WWII.

Mémorial de falaise

Arromanches 360 circular cinema

Don't miss! - The film "Normandy's 100 days". Archive images projected in HD on 9 screens.

Mémorial d'Arromanches

1944 radar museum

Discover the daily life of the German soldiers in charge of the air reconnaissance inside the bunkers

Mémorial de Douvres