Nota Bene discovers Land of Memory

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Nota Bene takes us to the heart of Land of Memory! It takes us to the heart of the Second World War thanks to an immersive application available in the Bois Jacques, which plunges us into the heart of the fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. We then move on to the First World War and more particularly Verdun with its video on the impregnable citadel.

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On the trail of the Battle of the Bulge with Nota Bene

<a href=”https://www.landofmemory.eu/en/sujets-thematiques/bataille-des-ardennes-land-of-memory/” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>The Battle of the Bulge</a> is an important part of the history of the Second World War. <a href=”https://www.landofmemory.eu/en/sites-historiques/bois-jacques/” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>The Bois Jacques</a>, located in the village of Foy not far from Bastogne, still bears the traces of this famous battle. You can visit this place to discover the “foxholes” in which the mythical paratroopers of the 101st Airborne fought. But above all, you can rediscover history thanks to an immersive application available free of charge.

And it’s <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/c/notabenemovies” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Nota Bene</a>, the French youtuber and influencer specialised in history and followed by more than 2 million people who does the narration!

Trailer of the “Bois Jacques Bastogne” application

The “Bois Jacques Bastogne” application is available on the <a href=”https://apps.apple.com/fr/app/bois-jacques-bastogne/id1463959587″ target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>App Store</a> and on <a href=”https://apkpure.com/fr/bois-jacques-bastogne/com.skyboy.boisjacques” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Android</a>. With one click, you are in the middle of the G.I.’s of the Easy company, in total immersion. The application is available in four languages: French, English, German and Dutch.

An anecdote about the filming of the videos for the application: it was done in May in Bois Jacques. However, the events related to Easy Company took place in the middle of winter, in 1 meter of snow! For the videos, Skyboy made fake snow. Virtual snow was added in post-production. A relatively complex work but which allows to gain strongly in realism.

“The impregnable citadel of Verdun”

And to discover other parts of history with Nota Bene, we invite you to watch his video on Verdun. It has been seen more than 650,000 times since June 27, 2022! In partnership with Tourisme Grand Verdun, Benjamin Brillaud takes us to the Land of Memory.

A fascinating video that presents the importance of the Citadelle Souterraine during the Battle of Verdun. A shelter but also a battlefield, this city under the city is a symbol and a place of passage for tens of thousands of poilus. If you wish to immerse yourself in this history, the site offers visits with virtual reality headsets.

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