WWII museum exhibit memorializes life of French painter
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National WWII museum is opening a new exhibit dedicated to the life and art of French painter Guy de Montlaur as part of their efforts to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing at Normandy.
In a news release the museum says the exhibit is titled “In Memory of What I Cannot Say.”
Montlaur was a member of the French army at the beginning of World War II and survived hand-to-hand combat, the release says.
On D-Day, he was part of a group of Free French Commandos who came ashore at Sword Beach.
His wartime service finally came to an end in November 1944 when he was wounded.
The exhibit runs through Oct. 20 and features artifacts helping describe Montlaur’s wartime experiences, pieces of his artwork and an exhibit about combat stress in the war.