The village of Authie is situated between Caen and the coast. Every year around D-day there are memorial services in the region and Authie is always part of it.
On June 7, 1944, in this town and in the surrounding fields, the Canadian North Nova Scotia Highlanders experienced their baptism of fire. Eighty-four North Novas and seven citizens of Authie, lost their lives this day. The memorial is often visited by veterans to commemorate the casualties who died during the invasion of Normandy.
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- Text: Don van den Bogert
- Photos: Randy Brandt