They are called Léonard, Thomas or Françoise, they are Canadian, British or French, soldiers or civilians and they were here in June 1944 on our Normand beaches.
Some landed on Juno Beach, others lived on the Côte de Nacre and had been waiting for the Allies for long months; they tell us what they lived through and show us the images that stayed in their minds, and will forever… The fear, the anguish, the noise, the bloody battle, the arrival of the Canadian soldiers with their funny accent and the joy or being freed.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Landing, the Terres de Nacre Tourist Office and the Juno Beach Centre are proud to present the exhibit “In their footsteps”, that pays homage to the actors and witnesses of the Second World War.
The outdoor exhibition In Their Footsteps is a historical and memorial project on the Juno Beach sector. This exhibition is composed of 7 kiosks in Courseulles-sur-Mer (Quai des Alliés), Bernières-sur-Mer (Rue Victor Tesnière), Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (Digue), Langrune-sur-Mer (Place du 6 juin), Luc-sur-Mer (Square de l’Europe), Reviers / Bény-sur-Mer (Canadian cemetery), Douvres-la-Délivrande (Place Lesage).
The kiosks will present witness accounts and a biography of soldiers and locals who lived the Landing and Liberation, on its different faces. Illustrated by archive visuals, information on the Atlantic Wall and the allied troop’s movements will also be given.
Hello my name is Colette!
I am here to guide you through the “in their footsteps” web app. Come on one of the kioks and scan the QR code. The application dansleurspas.com gives access to additional testimonials in the form of videos, soundtracks and texts.
7 Kiosks + 7 questions = 1 answer for a chance to win a trip to Canada, country of Canadian liberators !
How to participate?
– Go on each of the 7 Kiosks of the outdoor exhibition In Their Footsteps
Courseulles-sur-Mer, Bernières-sur-Mer, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Langrune-sur-Mer, Luc-Sur-Mer, Douvres-la-Delivrande and Bény/Reviers
– With your smartphone or tablet, scan the QR code of the web app or log in to the free wifi network “Dansleurspas” of one of the 7 Kiosks.
– Answer the question located in the section “Kiosk” of the city concerned. There is 1 question per kiosk: 7 cities, so 7 questions in total.
– Once the 7 Answers are recorded in the application, you have to validate your participation by answering 1 final question.
(rules and conditions available on the app dansleurspas.com )
The trip to win is a self-guided-tour of Canada’s East Coast, from Montreal to Quebec City, 13 days / 11 nights for two people to discover iconic sites, Niagara Falls and Quebec nature.