Highlights/invasion

International

D-Day 75: Remembrance, honour, and thanks, on the Juno Beach

Canada’s Juno Beach Centre and museum is at Courseulles-sur-mer right behind a section of the 8-kilometre stretch of beach assigned to Canadians for the invasion. This was the centre of the Allied forces with British and American armies assigned landings» 

International, Society

D-Day 75 : New “Heritage Minute” A quiet hero who gave all

The symbolic story of one Canadian on D-Day D-Day, is billed as the greatest seaborne invasion in modern history. Yesterday Historica Canada has released another in their series of one-minute heritage films in time for this historic 75th anniversary of» 

Politics, Society

D-Day 75: Postcards to remember the past (interview)

It is an interesting project to bring commemoration and realisation of the Normandy landings of 1944, directly to Canadian, hundreds of whom don’t know they have an interesting connection to fallen Canadian soldiers of the Second World War. The Juno» 

International, Society

D-Day 75: preparing for a major anniversary of war − Juno Beach Centre

We are just a couple of months away from a major event in Normandy France. June 6,1944 saw the greatest seaborne invasion in history with vast numbers of Allied troops landing on the beaches to free Europe from Nazi occupation.» 

International, Society

History- July 10, 1943 (WW-2) the invasion of Europe

The vast majority of people who think about the invasion of Europe in the Second World War, think of D-Day and the beaches of Normandy in 1944. That was the second invasion. The first actually occurred almost a year earlier.» 

International, Society

D-Day, first Canadians to land in Europe

D-Day -1:  Canadian paratroops lead In the early hours of June 6, 1944 the greatest seaborne invasion in modern history is underway with thousands of Allied troops heading in a vast fleet of ships for the beaches of Normandy. However,» 

International, Politics, Society

History, June 2, 1866 Canada invaded, again!

Battle of Ridgeway and Fort Erie. It was several decades after the War of 1812 when the colonies in what is now Canada, once again had to fight armed invaders coming from the US . On this date in 1866,» 

International, Society

Nazi occupation of Winnipeg, Manitoba 1942

The first warnings came on the 18th of February when warplanes painted with German insignia flew low over the major western Canadian city of Winnipeg, and its surrounding towns in Manitoba. In the town of Selkirk, just north of Winnipeg,» 

Environment

The birds, the birds; Foul fowl in Newfoudland

In 1963, Alfred Hitchcock created a frighteninig movie called “The Birds” about a town threatened by an invasion of birds. In the Atlantic island province of Newfoundland, the menace may not be quite the same, but the invasion is similar.»