La Maison des Canadiens
La Maison des Canadiens
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kennethsharman3
New Forest National Park Hampshire, UK1 contribution
Jun 2018 • Friends
I am now 85 and for many long years I’ve often wondered just what happened to a young Canadian soldier that got to know and were very friendly with during his short stay in our Hampshire village Headley. Walter was camped in a tent encampment on the Windridge Estate. They lived and ate there for over a year that I can recall. Mother allowed the soldiers to take a shortcut through our garden to the three village public houses. Lots of them visited telling us of a land of plenty, their home, Canada. They’d share their food parcels freely with us as the food that they are in the huge kitchen and dining area was superb. Often we’d be called I for a meal, it was like Christmas had come early.
We always walked to school through the encampment and one morning we found to our surprise that they all gone during the previous night. We no more of Walter and on the fiftieth aniversary of D Day I wrote to the regimental association in Canada. No one answered and during a D Day visit about four years ago I came across the large Canadian cemetery and their in the register was our Walters name, my search whilst it had a sad ending it was over.
Written July 6, 2018
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James C
Toronto, Canada3,437 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
This house was the first to be liberated on D-Day. It remains a monument to the courage and resolve of the Canadians who stormed the beach that day.
Written October 25, 2015
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Gauthier H
Ville D'Avray, France167 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
First House liberated by Canadian troops on D-day. Iconic place and very well known across Canada.Visits of the House are free.
About 100 soldiers from various Canadian regiments were killed on the beach in front of the House
Amazing place visited every year by thousands of Canadians and tourists from all over the world
Great stories told by the owners (the House is owned by the Hoffer family since 1933), display of WW2 uniforms and artefacts. Monument and Regimental plaques. Stunning view on Juno Beach and the Battlefield.
Written August 4, 2015
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Mark G
Canada432 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Really powerful experience seeing the first liberated house the Canadians overtook and perhaps the first in France overall. The house has modest plaques around it showing the history as well as memorials and a big Canada flag on the house. There is a large Inukshuk memorial behind the house and the larger memorial in front as there is all along the beach (Juno, Omaha, etc.). Worth checking out if you're Canadian or into WW2 history. The house has toys in the front yard and some men were playing "Petanque" in the back yard (like bocce).
Written October 25, 2017
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Linda M
Ottawa, Ontario7 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
What can I say? I was part of a Canadian Battlefields Tour group in August 2016. After visiting the Juno Beach Center, we proceeded to La Maison des Canadiens and by chance the couple looking after the house on behalf of Hervé Hoffer were there and invited te group in to visit the house. (By coincidence, the Monsieur Hoffer was in Canada attending a wedding while we tour participants were in Normandy). I was shaking when I entered this "museum". Those brave Canadian soldiers and French citizens.....please note, Hervé Hoffer died suddenly in January 2017. Rest in peace cher Monsieur.
Written April 6, 2017
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Angie R
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
Jun 2015 • Couples
My husband and I attended Canada House on June 6, 2008 while he was on leave from Afghanistan. He was in his dress uniform for the Canadian Scottish Regiment. The welcome we received from the people in Canada House was absolutely warm and inviting. They were honoured to have us there, just as we were honoured to be welcomed in the House. I would recommend anyone travelling to Normandy to stop by Canada House and meet the people and learn the history of this wonderful place.
Written August 30, 2015
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abnguero
Texas324 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
This was a great tribute to the Canadian Soldiers who landed here. The photos and the plaques were great. Then to see the kids toys in the yard made people know what they had fought for.
Written October 7, 2017
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scott499
Lethbridge, Canada32 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
What can be said. Visit this place, learn the history and hear the stories told by the occupant staying at the house. He was very well versed in the history of the house and very welcoming. From the story of when a Vet who apologized for throwing a grenade in the basement to the Vet that sat looking out the window in silence because the last time he was there a machine gun was in the window shooting at him on the beach, this is a must see while in Normandy. It was very moving and emotional and makes you extremely proud to be a Canadian. I sincerely Hope the Gov. of Canada will purchase this house as a heritage building so it can be preserved forever. I am a bit late in my submission as I visited in July 2015, sorry.
Written August 2, 2017
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Canada27
Tecumseh, Canada586 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Some will say, "It's just a house" but if you can appreciate the history behind it then it's certainly a worthwhile thing to see. Seeing is about all you'll do and, if you can imagine what it would have been like to stand on this beach in June of 1944, then you'll "get it". Bring a poppy or Canadian flag to place on the ground while you're there. Very happy to strike this off my bucket list. Lest we forget.
Written August 1, 2017
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Keith B
Lakeshore, Canada390 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
As the first house to be liberated by the Canadian troops at Juno Beach on D Day it was an honour to visit and acknowledge the efforts of those who fought for our freedom. So heartwarming to see these troops honoured through memorials throughout the area.
Written November 14, 2016
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