Digital Representations of Second World War Museums
Omaha Beach in France and the Airborne Museum in the Netherlands are two touristic sights of the Second World War brought under attention by the major films Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Theirs is the Glory (1946). At Omaha Beach, the visitors can walk over the beaches and see bunkers and memorials to remember the battle. In the Airborne Museum at ’Hartenstein’ objects that were used in the war are on display, with an audio tour and an Experience Room to relive the Battle of Arnhem. Before visiting the museums, the visitor looks at the website to find out more about the place. Travel websites and museums are showing off their locations through images and texts to attract visitors. The visitors use the websites to plan out their vacation for entertainment, relaxation and education.
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