The Ardenne Abbey.
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The Ardenne Abbey.

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The Ardenne Abbey. Taken over on June 7 by Colonel Kurt Meyer’s 25th Regiment of the 12th SS Hitler’s Youth Panzer Division, as church towers were an excellent vantage point. A number of their Canadian prisoners were brought here and executed on June 7th and 8th in the back garden. The abbey was only liberated on July 8 as the Canadians were reaching the city of Caen. In 1945 Meyer was tried by Canadian Military Court and found guilty of war crimes.

1644 x 2555 px (14 x 22 cm) @ 300 DPI

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