Two D-Day photos stolen from the fences of the Embassy of France [fr]
Two D-Day photos stolen from the fences of the Embassy of France
OTTAWA, June 18, 2014:
The Embassy of France has reported that two photo banners, which were presented on the exterior fences of the Embassy of France in Ottawa as part of an exhibition paying tribute to the Canadian soldiers who took part in the 1944 Normandy Landings, were stolen early Tuesday afternoon.
These photos are part of a series of 14 archival images, selected by France, that depict Canadian soldiers landing in Normandy to liberate Europe 70 years ago.
The Embassy of France regrets this reprehensible act that, beyond its negative impact on a symbolic initiative meant as an expression of France’s friendship and gratitude to Canada, also affects the Canadian general public, many members of whom have expressed their interest in our shared history.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Ottawa Police Department have been informed of this matter.