27
Sep

just—history:

Canadian soldiers storming Juno Beach, Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, June 6 1944. [991x 672]

09/27/14 at 2:20PM
Filed under: #this is a good picture    #canadian army    #juno beach    #courseulles-sur-mer    #france    #june 6 1944    #1944    #1940s    #6 june 1944   
27
Sep

bag-of-dirt:

Québécois Sgt. R. Gagnon (right) of Le Régiment de la Chaudière, 3rd Canadian Division, poses with a German POW (left) on the Nan White sector of Juno Beach who seems relieved to have been captured during the Allied D-Day landings (Operation Neptune). For him, the possibility of death fighting for a cause he may not have ardently believed in has come to a peaceful end. Juno Beach, Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. Image taken by Frank L. Dubervill.

(Source: bac-lac.gc.ca)

09/27/14 at 12:10PM
Filed under: #wwii    #canadian army    #bernieres-sur-mer    #normandy    #france    #june 6 1944    #6 june 1944    #1944    #1940s    #juno beach    #r. gagnon    #regiment de la chaudiere    #german POW   
26
Sep

bag-of-dirt:

A French woman tends to the grave of a 23-year-old Canadian soldier who was buried earlier that day; Bombardier Everitt Ivan Hill of the 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, killed during the Battle for Caen. Under his name and date of burial is written ”The French Will Never Forget the Canadians.” Beneath that inscription, on a separate piece of paper, is written in French:

"Rest in peace under the beautiful French sky,

Son of Canada and glorious martyr.

You have given your life for our deliverance —

May your name be forever blessed in Heaven.”

Hill, originally from Little Britain, Ontario, enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery on 24 March 1941 and landed in Normandy on D-Day. He was later reburied at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery near Cintheaux and was one of approximately 50,539 Allied casualties in the Battle for Caen. Approximately 226,386 Allied soldiers and between 400,000 to 450,000 Axis soldiers would be killed in the Battle of Normandy. Caen, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France. 18 July 1944. Image taken by Canadian Army Lt. Ken Bell.

(Source: bac-lac.gc.ca)

09/26/14 at 8:50PM
Filed under: #:(    #sad    #canadian army    #everitt ivan hill    #2nd anti-tank regiment    #royal regiment of canadian artillery    #battle of caen    #1944    #1940s    #wwii    #normandy   
17
Sep

cryy-havoc:

A mine detection dog being bandaged by a member of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps at Bayeux, France, 5 July 1944.

(British Army/Imperial War Museum)

(via tobiaaseaton)

09/17/14 at 4:30PM
Filed under: #AW    #dog    #p    #wwii    #mine detection dog    #royal army veterinary corps    #bayeux    #british army    #france    #5 july 1944    #july 5 1944    #1944    #1940s    #animal   
17
Sep

johanvandemerwe:

Royal Canadian Navy Beach Commando personnel in and around a former German fortification on Juno Beach, Normandy, France, July 1944. From left to right: Bill Ross; Art Petty; P.J. White; John Forsyth; W. Murphy; Art Watt.

09/17/14 at 2:20PM
Filed under: #canadian army    #canadian navy    #royal canadian navy    #beach commando    #soldiers    #juno beach    #normandy    #france    #july 1944    #1944    #1940s    #wwii    #bill ross    #art petty    #pj white    #p.j. white    #john forsyth    #w. murphy    #w murphy    #art watt   
17
Sep

historicaltimes:

British soldier guards German prisoners gathered on the beach of Bernieres-sur-Mer located in Normandy, France in June, 1944.

09/17/14 at 12:10PM
Filed under: #bernieres-sur-mer    #british army    #pow    #german pow    #german army    #normandy    #france    #juno beach    #june 1944    #1940s    #1944   
16
Sep

historicaltimes:

Canadian crew of a M4 Sherman tank south of Vaucelles, Normandy, France, June 1944.

09/16/14 at 8:50PM
Filed under: #vaucelles    #normandy    #france    #wwii    #canadian army    #m4 sherman    #june 1944    #1944    #1940s   
12
Sep

demons:

Canadian “Cromwell” tanks on the move to Caen, 1944

(Source: collectionscanada.gc.ca, via arr0manches)

09/12/14 at 12:10PM
Filed under: #canadian army    #wwii    #caen    #1944   
11
Sep

architectureofdoom:

Medium bombers of the Ninth Air Force striking Pointe du Hoc on June 4, 1944, the beginning of two days of intense bombardment and naval shelling leading up to the assault on D-Day

(Source: warchestra, via arr0manches)

09/11/14 at 8:50PM
Filed under: #ninth air force    #pointe du hoc    #june 4 1944    #4 june 1944    #dday    #france    #normandy    #wwii   
09
Sep

historywars:

British soldiers check their weapons near Caen.

(via arr0manches)

09/09/14 at 6:40PM
Filed under: #british army    #caen    #france    #wwii    #soldiers