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D-Day: 'P'tet ben que oui'

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.

A Quebec soldier is embraced by a French citizen after the D-Day invasion.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: June 6, 1960
Guest(s): Marcel Ouimet
Narrator: Peter Stursberg
Duration: 2:37

Last updated: June 5, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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