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Crusade for Liberation! Newsreel brings D-Day pictures to Canadians

They sailed in under cover of darkness to smash down the walls of "Fortress Europe." On June 6, 1944, the Allied forces invaded the Normandy coast of Nazi-occupied France. The Canadians' entry point was a stretch of sand code-named Juno Beach. Many would die there but, for the Canadian forces, D-Day was a triumph that is still honoured at home and on the beach they called Juno.

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A Canadian Army Newsreel depicts the D-Day lead-up, the landing and the march for Paris.

Medium: Television
Program: Canadian Army Newsreel
Broadcast Date: June 6, 1944
Duration: 6:30
Photo Credit: Gilbert A. Milne / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-116339

Last updated: May 12, 2014

Page consulted on November 6, 2014

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