IS NOT FREE
The Memorial to airmen of the British Commonwealth
who flew out of England and have no known grave.
Located at Runnymede, England.
It contains the names of 20 thousand airmen with
no known grave.
There are six of these memorials around
the world including the one in Ottawa.
The total number of airmen without known graves
is over 33 thousand.
Runnymede in where the Magna Carta was signed
giving us our present day laws and freedoms.
Dieppe Cemetery: The stones in the centre are
of the men killed in the raid.
Along the right are the graves of airmen.
Almost out of the picture on the left are Free
French graves - men who fought for the Allies.
Beny Sur Mer Cemetery:
Just beyond the building you might detect a different
This is Juno beach where the Canadians landed.
Above 0maha Beach - a D-Day beach.
One of the two American invasion beaches.
It was later called "Bloody 0maha.”
Omaha Beach U.S. Cemetery: Only a small part shows
in this picture.
114 Acres - 9,400 Graves - hence “Bloody Omaha"
La Cambe, France ~ A German Cemetery containing
Men who died following a cause that went terribly
The significance of the groups of 5 stones is
The Mynarski Lancaster in Winnipeg on its maiden
flight - after Restoration.
Mynarski died of burns trying to save his trapped
The strange part of the story is that when the
hit the ground the tail turret popped out and
tail gunner survived with only a few scratches.
Bergen Belsen Death Camp (Germany)
Where countless people starved to death including
Bergen Belsen, Germany:
Here the German SS who were responsible for the
deaths of the prisoners are made to bury the
dead in pits for
fear of the spread of disease among the few that
Bachenwald Death Camp:
This shows the sleeping conditions in the camp.
The man in the second row 4th from the left is
He is still alive but his father died in this
Dachau Germany: Shows guard tower, electric fence
Main entrance for prisoners at Dachau.
Words in the fencing roughly translated mean
"Work makes you free."
The only way to freedom was up the chimney in
Dachaua was built in 1933 to house 5,000 prisoners.
In 1945 at liberation it held 30.000.
Crematorium at Dachau.
Beware of Buildings with square chimneys in Germany.
All death camps had them.
There were no gas chambers here but
starvation, brutality, and shootings achieved
the same end.
Dachau Crematorium: Where thousands were cremated.
One of those was the famous French underground
The plaque on the wall at the left honours her.
The Little town of Oradour Sur Glane, France
where the German SS surrounded the town,
called all the people to the village square,
sent the men to the barns and sheds,
women and children to the church and
burned all the buildings killing 642 people.
It was later discovered that the wrong town
had been chosen for this orgy of killing.
It stands today as a shrine.
(It was dynamited after the killings.)
Oradour Sur Glane, France: Core remains.
This is the church where one lady managed to
jump out the window
and was not discovered. She lived to tell the
Oradour is about 25 Kms from Limoge, France.
The prison number tattoo on the arm of a
survivor of the Death Camp at Ebensee, Austria.
He received it at age 14 while a prisoner at
He is speaking to school children of his time
in this camp.
He was brought here at the age of 14-15.
He did not return to Poland after the war but
lives in Ebensee with his Austrian wife and 5
Hitler’s Eagles Nest in the Bavarian Alps:
It is now a restaurant in the beautiful surroundings
above Berchtesgaden, Germany.
Think of the inhuman plans that were developed
in this beautiful area.
The town of Berchtesgaden, Germany lies below
the Eagle's Nest.
View from Calais Cemetery:
Across the channel you can see the White Cliffs
of Dover England.
The grave at Scopwich of John Gillespie Magee
an American who flew with the RCAF (as did 6000
He wrote the poem High Flight which is a famous
poem from WWII.
He was killed in a mid-air collision at 19.
William G. Hillman
& SUE-ON HILLMAN ECLECTIC STUDIO
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