6th, June, 1944…
The town of Bude holds many a story of local historical important, but none more so than the roll it and it’s inhabitants played, in the success of the D-Day landings on 6th, June, 1944. Bude played host to the 2nd Battalion of the US Rangers, and their pre-invasion mission to destroy the German guns of Pointe du Hoc.
This exhibition touches on their personal memories of that fateful day as well as the impressions they left on the lives of local people during their rigorous training on Bude’s cliffs.
In there latest exhibition, oh design was asked to conceive, design, build and install the exhibition from start to finish. The wealth of information was collected, researched, condensed into large interactive graphic panels with AV elements at its core, from local peoples memoirs of the Rangers to archival footage of the day. We created bespoke displays with replica weapons and personal artefacts on show. The AV content was worked on in-house as well as an external film maker recording the memories of local children at of the time. Since opening it has been highly reviewed buy its contributors and local people even the HRH The Prince of Wales couldn’t resist a peek on a local visit.