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D-Day: Help Canadians mark the 70th anniversary of June 6, 1944

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Norman Corke, above, fought on D-Day as a member of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders 3rd Canadian Division. The next day, he was taken prisoner by the Germans and held for more than 11 months. Hear his story during CBC News's special coverage on June 6. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

On June 6, 1944, more than 24,000 Canadians took part in D-Day, the first step in liberating Europe from Nazi Germany and the beginning of the end of the Second World War.

Operation Overlord, as it was called, was the most successful invasion in modern military history -- and Canada played a key role.

Fighting with allies from the United States and Great Britain, they took the coast of Normandy by air, land and sea, bombarding the coast, parachuting behind enemy lines and storming Juno Beach.

Three hundred and fifty-nine Canadians died in Normandy that day; 715 were wounded and 47 taken prisoner.

Seventy years later, to honour the service of all who served on D-Day, CBC News is turning to Canadians for help.

Share your photos and stories

Do you have family members who were involved in the invasion? Do you have photos of them in uniform, or perhaps any of their military mementos?

Share them with us to help build a lasting legacy of Canada's involvement in that historic day.

Email your photos to community@cbc.ca, using "D-Day" in the subject line. If you can find a way to include yourself in the photo (as in the one above), even better! We'll be using your photos as part of our special D-Day 70th anniversary coverage on CBC News Network and CBCNews.ca.



Tags: Canada, History, Military, Photos

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