The Sand Beneath Their Feet

Collecting a vial of sand from Juno Beach. Juno Beach was one of five beaches of the Allied invasion of occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.  The men were met with heavy resistance and several assault companies, notably the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, took heavy casualties in the opening minutes of the first wave.  But … Continue reading The Sand Beneath Their Feet