World Power (1920-1947)
Containing the largest collection of artifacts on display in the National Infantry Museum, the World at War gallery tells the story of World War II. Our series of audio-visual presentations utilizes cutting edge technology to transport you almost 80 years into the past, following the rise of the Axis powers and telling the story of our Greatest Generation’s fight against the forces of fascism and hatred.
Here you can see the equipment and weaponry that made our victory possible, including actual jeeps, parachutes and flamethrowers. We also have a wide variety of uniforms and personal effects on display – both ally and enemy – including Audie Murphy’s service ribbons, Hermann Goering’s diamond-studded Field Marshall baton and Emperor Hirohito’s sword collection. Tributes to women in factories and the G.I. Bill explain how society was affected beyond the battlefield.