From the cemetery we traveled to a few other significant areas. First up was Authie a small village where a number of Canadian soldiers were killed and their bodies left in the street. A local doctor attempted to provide assistance to some of the soldiers , but he too was killed. Next up was an... Continue Reading →
We then visited the Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery. There are 2043 Canadian soldiers buried here. As one might expect, it was a very sombre place. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Each cemetery includes a register of the graves listing the names, hometowns, regiment etc of the soldiers.
We spent about an hour inside the Juno Beach Centre it is very well done. It not only covers the events of D Day on June 6 1944, but also provides a information about life in Canada leading up to and during the war.
The next stop was at the Juno Beach Centre and the German bunker the have maintained there. The some of the early bunkers were built by the French 'workers' after France was occupied. They of course didn't do their best work and some of the tunnels were built with the cinder blocks placed on their... Continue Reading →
The next stop was at Bernières-sur-Mer and Canada House. Canada House was a private residence which was liberated on June 6 1944 by the Queen's own Rifles from Toronto. Follow the link to learn more about Canada House and to see what the house looked like on D Day check out this link.