l’Abbaye d’Ardenne Massacre

It's Remembrance Day here in Canada and I thought I'd share with you a story that I learned while visiting Normandy, France. Earlier this year marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It's been 75 years since the Allied forces landed in Normandy under Operation Overlord, taking part in the largest seaborne invasion in history, and... Continue Reading →

Jardin des Rosiers – Joseph-Migneret

Another trip to Paris means another delicious falafel lunch. I'm nothing if not predictable. As I always do, I headed for l'as du Fallafel and waited patiently in line for my order. My intention was to walk over to Place des Vosges and eat my lunch while people watching in the popular square. It was... Continue Reading →

Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre, one of the most horrific atrocities I've ever heard of. On June 10, 1944 the 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" (part of the notorious Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany) stormed the village of Oradour-sur-Glane and killed 642 people, and left the village in ruins. (Stop reading... Continue Reading →

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