Sunday, May 27, 2012

The 87 Martyrs of D-Day (6 June 1944)

Memorial to the 87 French Resistance Martyrs
Executed on the day of Liberation, 6 June 1944
Memorial Museum for Peace, Caen, Calvados 
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Caen remembers the Jewish victims of WW2

Caen's Memorial tablet to the Jewish victims of WW2
(Located outside the city synagogue)

'The Plague' by Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

The Joan of Arc statue, Caen, Calvados, France.

The statue of Joan of Arc seen above is located on the Avenue du 6 juin, Caen. It was originally located at Oran, Algeria (1931 - 1964) when Algeria formed part of French North africa. The statue is mentioned in the allegorical novel about WW2, 'The Plague' by the Nobel prize winner Albert Camus (1913 - 1960).

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Archbishop Arthur Hinsley (1865 - 1943)

Westminster Cathedral, London

Tomb of Archbishop Hinsley, Westminster Cathedral
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Canadians who helped liberate Caen

1. Canadian Memorial Garden, Memorial Museum
2.  Sign about the Canadian Memorial Garden, Caen
3. Memorial Tablet, Bombardier Everitt Ivan Hill,
4. Remembering the first Canadian to fall at Caen
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

The German bunkers at La Línea de la Concepción

1. Model of bunker 163, Isthmus Museum, La Línea (1940)
2. Model of German bunker 163 (detail)
[Isthmus Museum, La Línea de la Concepción]
3. Gibraltar from Princess Sofia Park, La Línea
[During WW2 there were no trees obscuring the view]

4. One of the German bunkers that can still be seen today
[Princess Sofia Park, La Línea 
de la Concepción]
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884 - 1941)

1. Sir Hugh Walpole (1884 - 1941)
Photograph and signature from 1937

Displayed in Keswick Museum and Art Galley
[Photograph copied with permission]
2. Painting of Hugh Walpole completed in 1939
By Reginald Grenville Eves (1876 - 1941)

Displayed in Keswick Museum and Art Gallery
3. Bronze bust of Sir Hugh Walpole
By Sir Jacob Epstein (1880 - 1959)

Displayed in Keswick Museum and Art Gallery
4. Where Sir Hugh Walpole rests for evermore: 
His headstone in St John's Churchyard, Keswick

5. Brackenburn, overlooking Derwentwater
Sir Hugh Walpole's former home in the Lake District 
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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The WW2 Victory Parade (8 June 1946)

Front cover of 1946 Victory Celebrations programme
The Massed Pipers of the Scottish Regiments
The Royal Family in a State Landau, WW2 Victory Parade

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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