How to watch CBC's special D-Day 75th coverage
CBC News will have multi-platform special coverage marking D-Day anniversary
Seventy-five years ago, on June 6, 1944, 14,000 Canadian assault troops stormed Juno Beach as part of the Allied invasion.
They fought a battle that culminated in the liberation of Europe. The 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, reinforced by the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, faced a barrage of firepower from German soldiers as they navigated a heavily mined beach. They engaged in fierce hand-to-hand fighting as they moved across the beach inland.
D-Day would come at a terrible cost. Canadians suffered 1,074 casualties, including 359 killed, according to the Canadian War Museum.
CBC News will have special coverage leading up to the D-Day anniversary and several special programs on June 6.
Here's what and how to watch:
On Thursday, Adrienne Arsenault will host CBC's D-Day 75th coverage from the Juno Beach Centre in France with special guest, historian Margaret MacMillan.
The special airs at 5 a.m. ET on CBC-TV and CBC News Network.
Additionally, you can watch the coverage online on cbcnews.ca, CBC Gem or on CBC News YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
On radio, Nil Köksal will host an hour-long broadcast featuring highlights from the day. Programming starts at 2 p.m. locally across the country, and can be heard on CBC Radio One or the CBC Radio app.
Halifax News Network Special
Also on Thursday, Andrew Nichols will host coverage of Canada's biggest D-Day commemoration event from the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.
The special, which will feature vets from the Second World War in attendance, will air at 1:30 p.m. ET on CBC News Network and stream on CBC Gem and cbcnews.ca
International commemorative events
Starting at 6 a.m. ET on Wednesday, CBC News Network and cbcnews.ca will cover a commemorative event from Portsmouth, U.K. — the embarkment point for many troops who fought in D-Day.
The Queen and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are expected to attend.
On Thursday afternoon, Trudeau is expected to join French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe at a ceremony at Juno Beach in France at noon ET. The event will air live on CBC News Network and stream on cbcnews.ca
The Future of War with Peter Mansbridge
Also on Wednesday, Peter Mansbridge, the former host of The National, will explore the chilling prospect of future global conflicts in a documentary, The Future of War, airing on CBC-TV at 9 p.m. ET.
Additionally, Mansbridge will discuss the documentary throughout Wednesday leading up to the premiere on CBC News Network, CBC Radio's World at Six and on Facebook Live.
The documentary will be re-broadcast on Saturday and Sunday on CBC NN at 10 p.m. ET.