Digital Archives | Jun 6, 1944 | 14:47

D-Day: Storming the enemy beaches

The news is in: the Allied attack is underway.

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Digital Archives Christmas dinner at the war front Dec 4, 1944 | 3:31An army cook discusses plans for Christmas dinner at the front in Holland.
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Digital Archives Children of Canadian WWII soldiers seek fathers Dec 19, 1987 | 1:56Canadian soldiers in Holland left behind thousands of now-adult children hoping to meet their Canadian families.
Digital Archives - A Soldier's War, 1939-1945: The first Canadians into BerlinMay 15, 1945 | 6:54Digital Archives A Soldier's War, 1939-1945: The first Canadians into Berlin Audio
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Digital Archives - Canada declares war on GermanySep 3, 1939 | 7:19Digital Archives Canada declares war on Germany Audio
Digital Archives Canada declares war on Germany Sep 3, 1939 | 7:19As England and France go to war, Prime Minister Mackenzie King tells Canadians, "To save one, we must make up our minds to save all."
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Digital Archives 91 die in sinking of HMCS Shawinigan May 22, 1996 | 1:33A Second World War veteran recalls the day a German U-boat sank the ill-fated Canadian warship.
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Digital Archives The bombing of Dresden Feb 14, 1945 | 6:15RCAF Squadron Leader Les Powell reports on the bombing of Dresden, and interviews a gunner who took part in the raid.
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Digital Archives - The battle for CarpiquetJul 5, 1944 | 8:11Digital Archives The battle for Carpiquet Audio
Digital Archives The battle for Carpiquet Jul 5, 1944 | 8:11It's two minutes to five in Normandy and CBC Radio's Matthew Halton is counting down the seconds to the Allied attack on Carpiquet.
Digital Archives - Covering the battle in El AlameinOct 22, 1942 | 5:01Digital Archives Covering the battle in El Alamein Audio
Digital Archives Covering the battle in El Alamein Oct 22, 1942 | 5:01From the desert dunes, Matthew Halton describes a key battle in the North African campaign of the Second World War.
Digital Archives - A Soldier's War, 1939-1945: So long, Canada!Dec 20, 1939 | 2:57Digital Archives A Soldier's War, 1939-1945: So long, Canada! Audio
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Digital Archives - A Soldier's War, 1939-1945: Living in a wet tentJul 21, 1944 | 4:29Digital Archives A Soldier's War, 1939-1945: Living in a wet tent Audio
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