Normandy Beaches Gallery

July 14, 2014. The Normandy Beaches Gallery includes images from our visit to the Juno Beach landing areas at Beny-sur-Mer, Courseulles-sur-Mer and St. Aubin and the Gold Beach landing area at Arromanches. It was on Juno Beach that 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. At Arromanches the Allies set up the artificial temporary harbour known as Mulberry which for the rest of 1944 became the busiest harbour in the world.

The gallery includes pictures from our visit to the Canadian Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the landing beaches, Canada House, and  Juno Beach Centre, and Arromanches.

Canada House & Juno Beach Panorama
Canada House & Juno Beach Panorama
Juno Beach at Beny-sur-Mer. “Within sight of Canada House (left) over 100 men of The Queen’s Own Rifles were killed or wounded, in the first few minutes of the landings.”
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