The Juno Beach Centre presents a temporary exhibit illustrating the many ways in which Britons and Canadians came to know each other and the record of effort and sacrifice common to both countries as they fought to preserve the heritage of liberty and democracy. This event ends in December 2012.
For more information :
Juno Beach Centre
Voie des Français Libres, BP 104
14470 Courseulles-sur-Mer, France
Every year there are moving commemoration services in both Zeebrugge and Dover to commemorate those lost in raids on Zeebrugge and Oostende harbours in April and May of 1918.
Many brave men lost their lives in these attacks, which were of limited success, and eight Victoria crosses were awarded as a result of the raids.
On the night of 22nd April 1918, the Royal Navy's Dover Patrol launched a daring raid on the German fortifications at the harbour of Zeebrugge. The German…Continue
On 2nd November1944, a Handley Page Halifax bomber MZ-829 KNX-Y was shot down, while returning from a bombing raid over Düsseldorf, Germany. The Halifax bomber ripped through the Belgian skies, crashing in the small village of Jalhay, Belgium. A crew of seven manned the Halifax; a pilot and co-pilot worked the enclosed flight deck, a navigator/bombardier/gunner, radio operator, flight engineer, and two gunners in the fuselage. All seven crew members were killed in action, six Canadians and…Continue
Do you believe that there is an increased interest in learning more about the First World War? If so, is the…Continue
Added by Spirit of Remembrance on April 7, 2012 at 11:07 — No Comments
On 16th Sept., 1943 at 4:00 pm Nantes was bombed by a US fleet of bombers : they missed the port which was their target; 1,000 dead and 2,000 injured civilians ...
From 1940 to 1945, allied bombardments killed between 60,000 and 75,000 French civilians : they were not soldiers, they were not Resistants but they died for France.
We are reminded these victims by the film Nantes sous les bombes alliées, une histoire oubliée de la…Continue
In 2009No Return Flightwritten by the Dutch journalist H.W.Schmidt tells the story of 13 Platoon at Arnhem from Sept. 18th to Sept. 21st when defeated by the GE assault on the Westerbouwing Heights.
This book is well-written and the reviews very good : the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum Oosterbeek have a page on their website www.vriendenairbornemuseum.nl/book_no_return .
You will read some reviews on…Continue
Posted by Mireille Picron on March 26, 2012 at 17:31 in Battlefield Tours & TravelView Discussions.
As far as I am concerned, I can't forget to mention Fromelles : a visit as a battle field followed by explanations about military archaelogy and training would be great. As a application, why not starting research for a site to explore ?
Posted by Mireille Picron on March 24, 2012 at 19:30 in Battlefield Tours & TravelView Discussions.
Operation Mincemeat : from a corpse to William Martin or the deception preparing operation Husky. Cruise from UK to Spain (the place William Martin was found), visit of his burial place at Huelgo, a tour to Sardinia in order to explore the defences followed by Sicily (the first days of Husky). Eventually a trip to Greece (the deception place).
Posted by Mireille Picron on March 21, 2012 at 15:28 in Battlefield Tours & TravelView Discussions.
We often forget that the Channel Islands were the only part of UK to be occupied. So a tour would be good and specially visiting the concentration camps on Aurigny; moreover, later after D-Day, the Channels were still occupied. Because they are islands, I suggest to cruise from a D-Day port in order to study the maritime routes and then navigate from an island to the…Continue
Posted by Mireille Picron on March 20, 2012 at 18:41 in Battlefield Tours & TravelView Discussions.
Why not a tour in the UK about the Intelligence : Beaulieu, Bletchley Park, etc. ?
Battle of Britain : airfields, martyred cities (Coventry, London, Plymouth, etc.).
Operation Dynamo : a part of the tour in France or how the BEF retreated from the frontline to Dunkirk; then in Dover, visit of the War Tunnels (Admiral Ramsey's headquarters) but also visiting…Continue
Added by Spirit of Remembrance on February 3, 2012 at 19:23 — No Comments
I have just completed a Tour with 30 people round WW1 sites, Popperinge-Brandhoek-Ypres-Ploegsteert-Berks Cemy-Dud Corner finnishing at Vimy on the first night. Day two saw a visit to Etaples Cemy and on the way back to Arras a stop at St Pol to commence the story of the Unknown Warrior. Back to Arras and the Wellington Quarries. The last day saw the group in Boulenge and following the Unknown Warrior back to Westminister abbey and his final resting place. Lots and lots of questions from the…Continue