Episode 99 - Only days after the D-Day invasion 18 Canadians were taken as prisoners of war by the fanatical nazis in the 12 SS Panzer Division. The were led back to Abbaye d'Aredene in Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, France, a complex of structures that have stood since 1766. Over two days, June 7 and 8, 1944, 18 Canadian POW's, belonging to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Sherbrooke Fusiliers were murdered by men reporting to Waffen-SS Brigadeführer Kurt "Panzer" Meyer, who was later charged and convicted of war crimes for his hand in these and other murders of Canadian POWs at the hands of his troops.
[Ardenne Abbey massacre - Wikipedia]
[Abbaye d’Ardenne - Veterans Affairs Canada]
[12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend - Wikipedia]
[(PDF) Kurt Meyer on Trial: A Documentary Record]
[D-Day veteran’s harrowing tale of advancing deep behind Nazi lines - YouTube]
[WarHistoryOnline - The Ardenne Abbey Massacre]
[The 1942 Dieppe Raid - Veterans Affairs Canada]
[WarMuseum.ca - A Chronology of Canadian Military History - Canada at D-Day, 1944]
[Grenadiers: The Story of Waffen SS General Kurt “Panzer” Meyer]
[The 12th SS by Hubert Meyer]
[World War II: 12th SS Hitlerjugend Panzer Division Fought in Normandy]
[Guerres et violences à l’abbaye d’Ardenne]
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