War museum guns for immersive display

The newly reopened War and Peace museum features machine gun bullets embedded in Plexiglas, symbolising the weapon's firepower, as part of its exhibit on the changes in arms and weaponry during three of the world's major wars.

The Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and the two world wars are condensed in an immersive journey at the museum in Novion-Porcien, in the Ardennes region in France, a cultural site on a land marked by a century of confrontation.

According to the museum website, it was officially opened to the public yesterday in commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, signed on Jan 22, 1963, to symbolise friendship and cooperation between France and Germany.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 24, 2018, with the headline 'War museum guns for immersive display'. Print Edition | Subscribe