Hill 67 and Caen

We ended the day at Hill 67 and in the town of Caen. Hill 67 was a strategic point as most of the rest of the land around was flat farm land. The Canadians were the first allied forces to enter the town of Caen. Due to the bombardment and fighting the town was 75 % destroyed. Many of the buildings were restored after the war to the way they were before.

Hill 67
Hill 67 monument. The base of the monument is shaped like a maple leaf.
Downtown Caen. If you look close enough around the windows you will see bullet marks.

William the Conqueror castle in Caen
A bombed out church in Caen. 75% of the city was destroyed.

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