| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

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

BEACH REMEMBERED, NORMANDY, FRANCE:  June 6 is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Operation Overlord.  The Canadians took Juno Beach that day.  They landed near Courseulles.   Advance bombardments  by air and sea before the landings had done a good job.  German beach defenses were quickly stopped, with some accounts noting that Canadian landing craft were not being shot at just 15 minutes after the Juno assault began.  Today, the shoreline looks much as it did almost 70 years ago.  Period photos show many landmarks that still exist today.  The top photo shows defeated German troops guarded by their Canadian captor.  The bottom photo is a modern day shot near the same spot.  John Ecker   |   pantheon photography

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