Julie Dickson sent this to the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page and we are trying to figure out what it is. She said:
My grandfather Linton Johnson gave this to me years ago. It looks to be slate and has “invasion” written on the back. Anyone know what this is and the year? Design looks to be engraved or stamped into the slate.
Henry Code said– “Well, the image certainly matches the “Invasion” inscription. It shows an RAF (possibly RCAF?) Mustang flying over the Normandy beaches on D-Day, landing craft”
I thought the picture looked familiar, so I checked into it. It’s from a painting by Canadian war artist Eric Aldwinckle, titled “Invasion Pattern”. It depicts the beaches at Graye-sur-Mer, Normandy, June 6 1944. The original canvas is part of the War Museum’s permanent collection
Thank you Henry!!
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