| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

Juno Beach, Normandy, France, photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

JUNO BEACH, NORMANDY, FRANCE:  On Tuesday, June 6th, 1944, soldiers from the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and the 2nd Armoured Brigade stormed the Normandy beach codenamed “Juno” as part of Operation Overlord, the audacious attack on the Nazi occupied and  heavily-fortified French Coast.  Juno was an eight-kilometre stretch of beach near the town of Courseulles-sur-Mer.  That day, 574 men of the 3rd Canadian Division were wounded and 340 were killed.  Today, remnants of the German fortifications remain along the Normandy beaches, including Juno.  The story of Canada’s role in the Allied invasion is well-told at the Juno Beach Centre.  This photo was taken at low tide.  The camera position gives a stone’s-view perspective near the Juno Beach Centre, looking out across the English Channel.  Shot with a Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 16-85 mm lens at 16mm, 1/60 sec, f22, ISO 800. Photo by John Ecker      |     pantheon photography


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