Highlights/D-Day

International, Politics, Society

History June 6 1944 : D-day, the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe

Everyone knew it had to come, and everyone knew it would involve a high cost in dead and wounded. In the Second World War, the Allies knew they had to attack the German held continent in order to stop Hitler» 

Society

History July 17, 1944- The Canadian who changed the course of WWII

July 17, 1944 in Normandy France was a beautiful summer day. To the west, the Allies were in a bitter struggle but continuing to push inward from the beaches and coastal towns against determined resistance from German forces. Since January» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Remembrance Week: New book on the Canadian Photo and Film Unit of WW-II

It is an amazing story, of courage and daring, facing enemy guns and shells with only a camera in order to record history. After the war had already begun, Canadian officials recognized that to get Canada’s stories of the war,» 

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, Society

D-Day 70th, the greatest invasion in history

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, a massive Allied force of almost 300,000 soldiers with vast amounts of vehicles and supplies was on route from England towards the beaches of Normandy. Using lessons learned from the massive landings in» 

International, Society

D-Day 70th, passing the important memory of service and sacrifice

 For those who have walked the beaches and towns of Normandy getting a first-hand look at the enormity and danger of the D-Day landing on June 6, 1944, is always astounding. Dartmouth Nova Scotia high-school teacher Anne McLeod at the» 

Society

D-Day 70th: Juno Beach Centre tribute to the fallen

The German defenders in Normandy were well dug in when the first waves of Canadian soldiers struggled ashore on June 6th, 1944, The Juno Beach Centre is Canada’s only museum on the D-Day Landing Beaches in Normandy, founded by Second» 

International, Society

D-Day 70th:Battlefield tour inspires knowledge and pride

We are fast approaching the 70th anniversary of the Allied landing in Normandy to push back the forces of Nazism during the Second World War. Yet Canadian schoolchildren too often get their knowledge of the war from American films, as» 

International

Remembering D-Day

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, Over 150,000 soldiers in the Allied Forces from thousands of ships and boats, stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. It was the beginning of the land battle to defeat Nazi Germany. Some»