Highlights/wwii

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Dangerous remnants of WWII in Newfoundland shipwrecks

Military divers to remove unexploded artillery shells In 1942, the war came to North America. Newfoundland at the time was still a British colony but was also an extremely important staging area for war material of all sorts before heading» 

Politics, Society

WWII relic: Swedish waters finally give up bomber wreck

It was August 1943 that a crew aboard a Canadian squadron bomber were sent on a dangerous mission over Germany. The large Handley-Page Halifax never made it back. The disabled plane crashed into the sea off the coast of Sweden» 

Society

Audio archive seeks to preserve Canadian stories of WWII

If you’re a Canadian veteran of the Second World War, or a family member or someone who’s gone on pilgrimages to the battle sites and cemeteries of WWII, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) wants hear and record your story.» 

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, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

D-Day 75: Restoration of invasion workhorse

Another example of both aviation and military history which was close to being lost forever, is now being revived. An ageing cargo plane which had been sitting neglected at airfield south of Montreal turned out to be not just any» 

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» 

International, Politics, Society

D-Day 75: Virtual reality education project (interview)

It was truly frightening, and deadly for far too many, but it had to be done. On June 6, 1944, about 150,000 Allied troops aboard flimsy landing craft being hit by bullets, shellfire, and underwater mines, pushed through the waves» 

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» 

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D-Day 75” Juno Beach Centre Identity Disc campaign.

Crossing a border, or boarding a plane or any number of other situations might involve someone asking you for your “I.D.” Usually this is thought to be short for “identification”. but it’s possible that in fact it might come from» 

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.»