MURDER at the Abbaye d’Ardenne

Ardenne Abbey Massacre. June 1944 On 7th, 8th and 17th June 1944, in the immediate aftermath of D-Day, twenty Canadian soldiers were executed by the Germans at the Abbaye d'Ardenne, a massive collection of medieval buildings including an early gothic church, a chateau and farm buildings at Villons les Buissons which today is a suburb of the modern city of Caen. The Abbaye d'Ardenne had been taken over as the headquarters of 25th Panzer [...]