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Monument 1st Canadian Batallion.

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  • Nom
    Monument 1st Canadian Batallion.
  • Lieu
    VARAVILLE
  • Contribution
    Julie grasset
  • ID
    223.167

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Monument 1st Canadian Batallion.
Monument 1st Canadian Batallion.

Memorial in honor of the soldiers of the 1st Canadian Parachute Batallion of the 6th British Airborne Division.

"In the final minutes of Monday, June 5, 1944 

750 paratroopers of the 9th battalion of the Parachute Regiment
commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Terence OTWAY, D.SO., are dropped into the dark night of
Normandy, with the mission of capturing or neutralizing the Batterie de Merville.
Merville. 

To protect this action, the 1St Canadian Parachute
Battalion
will have to blow up the Varaville bridge and remove a fortified
site of the stele. At ten o'clock on June 6, the defenders of the
In the course of these actions, the 1ST Canadian unit lost the following at Varaville
19 killed in action - 10 wounded - 84 prisoners only - 75 men of the 9th
Batalion Parachute Regiment to reach the rallying point.

Let us never forget the scale of the sacrifice made by these men so that we could regain our freedom.

Let us never forget the scale of the sacrifice made by these men so that we could regain our freedom.

This plaque is a gift to the commune of Varaville from the veterans of the
by the veterans of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in memory of those who gave their lives
who gave their lives in the name of freedom.

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, soldiers of the 1st
Canadian Parachute Battalion
, part of the 3rd Brigade of the
6th British Airborne Division, were parachuted into Normandy. The
members of the Battalion defeated the German positions around Varaville
destroying bridges and communications centers, and taking control of strategic
strategic points. Survivors and members of the Battalion from other objectives
regrouped at the Mesnil crossroads, where they set up defensive
defense posts. From here, they repelled all German attacks, preventing the enemy from
the enemy from reaching the heights overlooking the landing beaches. With
Allied breakthrough on August 17, 1944, the Battalion advanced towards the Seine.
Seine. 

 



































In tribute to the citizens of Varaville and the surrounding area for
the risks they incurred in providing assistance to members of the
Battalion."



 
Monument 1st Canadian Batallion.
Crédit photo Julie Grasset.
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Monument 1st Canadian Batallion.
Crédit photo Julie Grasset.
Memoriaux
Monument 1st Canadian Batallion.
Crédit photo Julie Grasset.
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Monument 1st Canadian Batallion.

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