Author Archives for Ophélie Duchemin

Guides Team 2020

February 7, 2020 4:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  PATRICK “The D-Day landings in Normandy represent a turning point in the history of France and Europe as a whole, but also in the history of Canada’s coming of age on the international scene. It is these links between Québec, Canada, and France that brought me here to Courseulles-sur-Mer in order to learn more...

Poem by a Norman

January 13, 2020 7:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

June 6th 2018 Poem ODE AUX FAMILLES DES ALLIES translated from French. Ode to Allies’ families Your fathers and your sons, were all unknown to us, They ignored the soil which waited for them. They confided their last thoughts to letters, Texts fraught with anguish and fervour Anguish to die, fervour to free Europe. The...

Canada and the Battle of the Bulge

December 11, 2019 10:09 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fought between December 16th, 1944 and January 28th, 1945, the Battle of the Bulge was the greatest battle America fought during the Second World War. Its origins lay with Adolf Hitler, who hoped to split Allied forces in the west with a Blitzkrieg-like assault aimed at the recently opened port of Antwerp. Three German armies...

I’ll Be Home for Christmas?

December 9, 2019 10:26 am Published by Leave your thoughts

After the Battle of the Scheldt, the First Canadian Army prepared to winter. For three months, between November 8th, 1944, and February 8th, 1945, Canadians were not involved in any large-scale operations. Rest was more than welcome. The 3rd Infantry Division and the 2nd Armoured Brigade had been fighting since early June, other units since...

100, 000 visitors

December 9, 2019 6:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A big thank you to everyone who joined the Juno Beach Centre team to celebrate the milestone of 100,000 visitors this year.The museum continues to grow thanks to our partners, big and small, and the support and involvement of the “Juno family”.The success of the Juno Beach Centre is a collective result!

Au revoir Rémy Cassigneul

December 5, 2019 5:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Rémy Cassigneul, witness of the D-Day landing on the Juno Beach sector, has left us. The staff of the Juno Beach Centre is deeply saddened and sends its deepest condolences to his loved ones and his wife Marguerite, by his side for over 70 years. This year, Rémy’s story was featured in the In their...