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The cost and ending of the war

The human toll of the Second World War

Between 1937 and 1945, between 60 and 70 million people lost their lives, including between 44 and 50 million civilians.

The sheer enormity of the means of destruction employed over several continents, the massacres never brought to light and the mixture of civilians and military victims of sometimes ill-defined status, are just a few of the reasons why it is impossible to make a truly accurate estimate of how many people lost their lives.


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