Remembrance Day

We arrived for the Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square a little later than I would have liked. This meant we were further away from the action and couldn’t see anything. Le sigh. <!–more–> But the fact that there were so many people made me happy. It’s important that the community comes together to recognise […]

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Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

As part of our Canadian D-Day tour in Normandy, we visited the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. This is the final resting place of Canadian soldiers killed during the early stages of the Battle of Normandy in WWII.

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Juno Beach Centre

The Canadian landings on the Juno Beach Sector of the Normandy coast were one of the most successful operations carried out on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Yet it wasn’t until 60 years later that the Juno Beach Centre opened to honour the sacrifice of those young Canadian men and women who fought alongside Allied forces […]

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Hotel Trianon

On the upper level of Le Tréport, we noticed these stairs. They looked out of place, surrounded by a stunning vista but seemingly going nowhere. It turns out that they were once part of Hotel Trianon, a grand hotel turned WW1 British Military Hospital. Later, during WW11 the German forces bombed the site. All that […]

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France #POTD

The church of Oradour-sur-Glane, where the town’s women and children were rounded up by the SS on June 10, 1944 and massacred.

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