D-Day 75

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  1. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    So it begins.
    Canada Remembers launched a cross-country train trip today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The ceremony featured the official poster unveiling and a train departure ceremony in Vancouver. The train will visit 7 cities before it arrives in Halifax on June 3rd.
    A pair of combat boots, symbol of the many Canadians who took a similar journey during the Second World War was placed on The Canadian to begin a train voyage to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where so many troops departed for Europe 75 years ago.
    The Government of Canada will host a signature event at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This location represents the end of the train journey across Canada and the departure point for many soldiers heading to war.

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  2. Bernhart

    Bernhart Member

    always wondered about the dents in the guys helmet?
  3. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    ....or that some aren't wearing helmets. Training photo?.....original source and date?
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Canadian archives ref number. PA-132790
    Used alot .
    2004 Remembrance Day Poster - Assault Goes In - Posters - Veterans Affairs Canada

    Juno Beach centre website > D-Day

    File:Canadian troops on their way to Juno Beach.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
    Various captions.

    Rushing troops from HMCS Prince Henry to France (National Archives of Canada/PA-132790).

    Infantrymen in a Landing Craft Assault (LCA) going ashore from H.M.C.S. PRINCE HENRY off the Normandy beachhead, France, 6 June 1944. Photographer: Dennis Sullivan

    A LCA just launched off HMCS Prince Henry carrying troops towards the Normandy beaches.
    Photo by Dennis Sullivan. Department of National Defence / National Archives of Canada, PA-132790.

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