Betty White’s Coat – The D-Day Museum

Betty White’s Coat – The D-Day Museum

Gosport memories to be shared as part of the refurbished D-Day Muesum in Southsea! Closed for major transformation now – re-open in spring 2018.

The Gosport Access Group and Disability Forum (GAGDF) have been pleased to be part of the team which has advised on accessibility aspects of the design and the interpretation.

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Betty White's coat

In June 1944 Betty White was a young girl living at Gosport on the south coast of England. As British and other Allied troops passed by on their way to Normandy, she collected badges from them as souvenirs. The badges – nearly 100 of them – were later sewn onto her coat. This is an amazing artefact that shows how many troops passed through the Gosport area at the time of D-Day.Part of a series of videos presented by staff of the D-Day Museum, Portsmouth. Find out more about the museum’s collection of artefacts connected with D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, and also about our plans for the future of the museum.Follow us on social media:Facebook: www.facebook.com/DDayMuseum/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/DDayMuseumUK Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/DDayMuseum Find out more about us and support our work: http://www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/d-day/transforming-the-d-day-museum You can give online here: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/theportsmouthd-daymuseumtrust. All contributions go towards improving the D-Day Museum. Thank you.

Posted by The D-DAY Museum on Samstag, 22. April 2017

In June 1944 Betty White was a young girl living at Gosport on the south coast of England. As British and other Allied troops passed by on their way to Normandy, she collected badges from them as souvenirs. The badges – nearly 100 of them – were later sewn onto her coat. This is an amazing artefact that shows how many troops passed through the Gosport area at the time of D-Day.

Part of a series of videos presented by staff of the D-Day Museum, Portsmouth. Find out more about the museum’s collection of artefacts connected with D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, and also about our plans for the future of the museum.

 
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