At the grave of a Canadian Army soldier, who was killed on Juno Beach during the Allied D-Day landings of Normandy, two French women place flowers. Operation Neptune famously launched the Battle of Normandy, also known as Operation Overlord. Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is filled with Canadian soldiers who were killed during combat. Though Canadian soldiers are not often given the recognition they deserve, their efforts made a huge difference in key battles. In this photo, you can see the solemnity with which the women leave flowers on the grave, as onlookers pay their respects.


Taken at Bernières-sur-Mer, Calvados, Normandy, France. 18 June 1944.

Credit: Anti Worlds