Photo Galleries

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The Falaise Gap

Pictures taken during our tour of the Orne valley and Falaise gap portions of the Normandy battlefields during the summer of 2014.

On Normandy Beaches

This gallery includes images from our visit to the Normandy Beaches landing areas at Beny-sur-Mer, Courseulles-sur-Mer and St. Aubin. It highlights Juno Beach where on June 6, 1944, 15,000 Canadian in the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division stormed ashore to face fierce German opposition. As we know now, it was the beginning of the end of the Nazi reign of terror in Europe, but at the time the outcome was very much in doubt. The gallery includes pictures from our visit to the Canadian Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the landing beaches, Canada House, the Juno Beach Centre, and Arromanches.


This gallery includes images from our visit to the town of Dieppe. Here on August 19, 1942, Canadian and other Allied troops landed for what turned out to be one of the most disastrous and bloody days of the war. The gallery includes pictures from our visit to the Canadian Cemetery at Dieppe, the cliffs above town, the landing beaches, and the Canada Square Memorials.

Somme Battlefields

Saturday, July 12, 2014 Highlights. Beginning with the Somme 1916 Battles, this gallery includes images from our visit to the Newfoundland Memorial at Beaumont-Hamel, where the Newfoundland Regiment was virtually wiped out on July 1, 1916. It also includes pictures from our visit to the impressive Franco-British Memorial at Thiepval, the Lochnagar Crater at La Boisselle and the Courcelette and Amiens battlefields. Finally, there are several pictures from our afternoon in Peronne, France at the Museum of the Great War and our evening in Amiens, France.

Vimy Ridge

Highlights from July 11, 2014. This gallery includes shots from our day on the ridges at Notre Dame de Lorette and Vimy. Included here are pictures of the huge French military cemetery at Ablain St.-Nazaire, the Commonwealth cemetery at Mont-St. Eloi, and the ruins of the nearby abbey. These highlights also include shots from our memorable visit to the Vimy Ridge memorial, the tunnels, the trenches and the information centre nearby. There are also pictures here from our evening in Arras.

Tyne Cot/Langemarck

This gallery features shots from our July 10, 2014 visit to the Commonwealth Cemetery at Tyne Cot, and the German War Cemetery at Langemarck, Belgium.

We can truly say that the whole circuit of the Earth is girdled with the graves of our dead. In the course of my pilgrimage, I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon Earth through the years to come, than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.

King George V, Tyne Cot, May 1922.

All Ypres Salient

July 10 Highlights: This gallery includes pictures from Hill 62 - Sanctuary Wood Museum and trenches, the Essex Farm bunker where John McCrae composed In Flander's Fields, Vancouver Corners, where Canadian troops withstood the first German gas attack, Passchendaele, the In Flanders Fields museum, and the Menin Gate


July 9, 2014. Groesbeek, Holland: The National Liberation Museum, and the Canadian War Cemetery. Adegem, Belgium: The Canada-Poland War Museum

Glimpses of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is known for its live-and-let-live attitude and acceptance, as well as its rich history. Its cannabis coffee shops, red-light district and historical sites like the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House draw in over 3.7 million visitors each year.
Sonya and I walked through the old city centre, and along the canals of Amsterdam. Join us.

2 Replies to “Photo Galleries”

  1. Ken C.

    Well you always do the 10 yards forget the full 9 yards

    Must say as always very impressed, someone has done their homework

    Like your personal touch of photo’s

    Yes I did learn some new stuff

    Thanks for the tour with you

    • Site Admin Post author

      Heh, Bubba!

      Glad you (finally) left a comment and glad to learn that you’ve enjoyed the blog, pictures, and videos. Hope you will continue to visit regularly as evolves and grows.

      Thanks for all the support, brother. It means a lot to me.



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