Tag Archives: Normandy

D-Day: A look back 73 years, and three years

Today’s posting is a remembrance, because June 6, 2017 is the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of the beaches of Normandy, getting “boots on the ground” to begin the final defeat of Hitler’s Nazi forces. Almost three years … Continue reading

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Triumph and tragedy: A visit to Juno Beach

For several years, my wife Jan and I had wanted to visit Juno Beach — the code name for the long stretch of coastline in Normandy where Canadian troops landed on D-Day in World War II. Last weekend, as part … Continue reading

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Remembering a tragic period, 69 years ago

Throughout the départements of the Dordogne and neighbouring Lot, you’ll find war memorials in virtually every town and village. What might strike you as surprising, however, is that most of the memorials relate to the first World War, and not … Continue reading

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