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The Longest Night of Museums: On the Beachheads of Normandy

Watch the story of D-Day unfold with a live virtual tour of naval museums, all-new documentary films, and much more.

The fourth annual Longest Night of Museums historical megastream event is set to begin soon, Captains!

And with 2024 being the 80th anniversary of the monumentally significant D-Day invasion, we’re turning all of our spotlights to the historic beaches of Normandy for what will be a special edition of the event. During the approximately 10-hour live stream, you'll be transported to some of the ships that participated in D-Day for special tours under the guidance of their curators and will witness the premiere of two new documentaries created just for the Longest Night of Museums.

Tune in to the official World of Warships Twitch channel on June 1 and don’t miss a thing!


Documentary Premieres

This year’s Longest Night of Museums isn't just a way to remotely visit museums; the stream itself will become an exhibit for brand-new documentary content filmed exclusively for the event!

Frog Fathers: Lessons From the Normandy Surf

World of Warships and nonprofit organization FORCE BLUE have teamed up again to produce "Frog Fathers: Lessons From the Normandy Surf." This documentary, narrated by John C. McGinley, traces the story of the forefathers of the U.S. Navy SEALS—the NCDU and Navy Scouts and Raiders—who worked to clear the beaches of Normandy, as seen from the eyes of modern veterans of this elite corps.

Watch the documentary trailer here.

Normandy, 0530 Hours

From the ruins of the famous Mulberry harbor at Arromanches to the German gun emplacements surrounding the Utah and Sword Beaches. This is a taste of the itinerary followed by the Wargaming staff who made the pilgrimage to historical D-Day locations to document their state 80 years after the “longest day.”

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