Anniversary of June 6 1944 D-Day Landing Coming Near!

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Army cameramen assigned to capture the first wave of the D-Day invasion. (Library and Archives Canada PA#206120)
Army cameramen assigned to capture the first wave of the D-Day invasion. (Library and Archives Canada PA#206120)


THUNDER BAY – June 6th 1944 was D-Day. As Canadian soldiers stormed ashore on Juno Beach on the the French Normandy coast that morning, three hundred and fifty nine of those brave men died fighting for the liberation of Europe from the yoke of Nazi oppression.

2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of the largest amphibious military operation in history.

The weather heading into the D-Day invasion across Britain and the English Channel was not summerlike at all. Rain and wind heading into the invasion almost lead Allied Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower to call off the invasion.

Heading into the anniversary, the dead are being honoured, and the living soldiers, most of whom are now getting very old are returning to the Normandy coast.

Army cameramen assigned to capture the first wave of the D-Day invasion. (Library and Archives Canada PA#206120)
Army cameramen assigned to capture the first wave of the D-Day invasion. (Library and Archives Canada PA#206120)

 

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