While most veterans of World War II are in retirement living communities, their stories from the 1940s will come to life for visitors of all ages at a multimedia exhibition at the National World War II Museum beginning November 6.
Beyond All Boundaries will feature the voices of Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon and other actors and actresses who will read from primary texts including journals and other documents to portray the events from the eyes of those who lived them.
"This isn't another World War II film," said Dr Gordon H.
Mueller, National World War II Museum president and CEO. "This is a cinematic experience unavailable anywhere else in the world."
The display will incorporate "four dimensions," including film and sound complemented by props and atmospheric designs like the feel of a German Tiger tank in Erwin Rommel's army rumbling through the desert sands.
New footage will help to keep the exhibit fresh, and retirement living community residents may enjoy the ability to show relatives and friends a new portrait of their experiences, noted museum researchers.