On 6 June 1944 the Canadians went ashore at Juno Beach under British command as part of the D-Day landings. In the cemetery of Beny-sur-Mer there are 2,049 graves. A calm statement of fact is shocking: ‘…Casualties range from 17 to 47 years of age. They are seven pairs of brothers buried in this cemetery and one set of three brothers, eleven who had brothers who also fell elsewhere during the Second World War, one brother who lost two other brothers elsewhere in the Second World War and one who lost a father in the First World War…’.
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