D-Day: Canadians in Normandy

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Written by Sara Dryden on 25th May 2011 at 12:53pm
D-Day: Canadians in Normandy

Canadian forces made up less than 10 percent of the total troops landing on beaches in Normandy, however they made a big impact on the battle...


Canadian forces had been in the UK for years and were more than keen to play their part in what was to come. The 3rd Canadian Division was selected to land on Juno Beach, some 15,000 troops landed on the 6th of June 1944.

 

Despite their losses, the Canadians were able push inland and their advanced forces got further than any of the Allied troops by nightfall.

 

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