WWII Museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2014 10:03 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II.

The simulated experience takes place inside a new 32,000-square-foot pavilion opening to the public next month at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

"Road to Berlin" will be the first of two exhibits opening in the new Campaigns of Courage Pavilion on Dec. 13.

The exhibit takes visitors through the American struggle to defeat fascism and the Nazi regime. It includes oral histories, personal artifacts and authentic film footage.

There's a German fighter plane suspended from a ceiling, and a typewriter and handmade radio receiver used by a young French girl to intercept and transcribe wartime broadcasts.