Michel BRISSARD was born at the end of the Second World War in 1945. A military history enthusiast, he conducted more than 50 years of research and compiled a remarkable collection of objects, material and souvenirs bearing witness to World War II, with a particular focus on the D-Day landing. Thanks to his energy, many items were salvaged from oversight and destruction.

Beneath this non-stop research lay a desire to create a museum and in 1999 Michel BRISSARD made the leap from collector to museum curator when he moved his collection into what is today the D.Day Museum.

Since opening, his collections have been presented to the public with the goal of introducing visitors to the historical aspects of this conflict. Throughout the years, new objects have enriched the museum, especially in 2004 when the A. Mulberry artificial bridge was acquired and restored.