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History Museum

The History War Museum was founded in 2018 and is located at the Galaxy Beach Resort Hotel, in Laganas. The Museum’s exhibits and memorabilia, illustrate the History of World War II. The Korean War and the War of Vietnam.

A visit to the Museum activates a unique historical journey which shouldn’t be missed. The Museum may be visited daily by Hotel Guests, External Visitors, Tourist Groups and School Groups.

EXHIBITS

WORLD WAR II

SAS LRDG & IEROS LOCHOS

British SAS LRDG (Long Range Desert Groups), were established in Egypt, in 1940 and consisted of British, Australians and New Zealanders. IEROS LOCHOS (Greek Special Forces Unit), joined the British SAS LRDG forces, under the command of Colonel Tsigantes. They were conducting saboteur missions, deep in the desert, behind the German enemy lines, using WILLYS MB Jeeps. The WILLYS MB Jeeps, were carrying heavy artillery and ammunition, as well as supplies, in order to be able to remain in the desert, for extended periods of time. In 1943 they crossed over to Europe, where they continued the operations, until the end the war (1945).

IN THE MUSEUM YOU WILL SEE IN REAL WAR SET UP WILLYS ΜB JEEP, BSA MOTORCYCLE, MANICANS IN UNIFORMS, ORIGINAL WEAPONS AND MILITARY ITEMS

KOREAN WAR

UNITED NATIONS ARMY - GREEK EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN KOREA

On June 25 1950, the North Korean army, equipped by the Soviet Union and with the participation of the Chinese Army, invaded South Korea. Following the request for assistance made by South Korea to the UN (United Nations), 53 countries decided to provide their support. 26 countries participated in the UN Army Force, including Greece. The Greek forces consisted of 1000 infantry soldiers and 9 C-47 Αircrafs and took part indifficult combats. The war lasted until July 1953, with millions of casualties between the rivals at war, dividing the country, at the 38th parallel, to North and South Korea.

IN THE MUSEUM YOU WILL SEE IN REAL WAR SET UP FORTIFICATION WORKS - PILLBOX, M38 JEEP, MANICANS IN UNIFORMS, ORIGINAL WEAPONS AND MILITARY ITEMS

VIETNAM WAR

AMERICAN ARMY & VIET CONG ARMY

The Vietnam War, was a large armed conflict, between the West and the East, during the Cold War. In theory, the war was fought between the Democratic Army of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). In reality, it was a war via representatives, between USA and USSR, although USSR was not directly involved in any military action. US soldiers were already involved since 1959, but actually arrived in large numbers in 1965. The American army departed in 1973, which eventually led to the surrender of South Vietnam, to North Vietnam, on April 30, 1975.

IN THE MUSEUM YOU WILL SEE IN REAL WAR SET UP, M151 JEEP, MANICANS IN UNIFORMS, ORIGINAL WEAPONS AND MILITARY ITEMS

The History War Museum was founded in 2018 and is located at the Galaxy Beach Resort Hotel, in Laganas. The Museum’s exhibits and memorabilia, illustrate the History of World War II. The Korean War and the War of Vietnam.

A visit to the Museum activates a unique historical journey which shouldn’t be missed. The Museum may be visited daily by Hotel Guests, External Visitors, Tourist Groups and School Groups.

Visiting Hours: Daily 10.00 – 14.30 & 18.00 – 21.30

Galaxy Beach Resort

P.O. Box 191, Laganas GR-29100, Zakynthos view on google maps

Tel. +30 26950 51171 | Fax: +30 26950 51177 | Email: galaxyhotel@zhg.gr