Highlights / normandy

Society

French youth honour Canadian soldiers who died in WW II, one name at a time

A group of young people from Normandy, France are on a journey to honour Canadian veterans. They raise funds for a trip to Canada every four years so they can read the names of those who gave their lives in» 

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D-Day 75: ‘Emotional, and overwhelming’, Canadian soldiers tour Juno and Normandy battlefields (interviews)

Thousands of people are on the beaches and towns of Normandy, France, as the anniversary of Allied landings approaches. The historic event that led to the liberation of Europe from Nazi control is just a day away. Among those visitors» 

International

D-Day 75: Canadian soldiers group tours battlefields prior to commemoration ceremony (interview)

As a prelude to the major ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, a group of Canadian soldiers is touring battlefields, monuments, and cemeteries of the fallen in both World Wars. I spoke with Brigadier-General (ret’d)» 

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

Hero’s Victoria Cross to stay in Canada

It was an epic battle of the Second World War. A critical battle, and a furious and heroic effort by Canadians beyond any Hollywood blockbuster. And, as is typical, not really remembered, commemorated, or celebrated by Canadians, or others. For» 

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» 

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,»