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Doohan served with the Canadian Army, and lost the middle finger of his right hand when he was shot at Normandy. He did his best to conceal the missing finger during his acting career, but sometimes tribbles happen. Although technically he was not a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, he was once labelled the “craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Force” due to things like slaloming a plane between mountainside telegraph poles just to prove it could be done (which earned him…
How 500 Canadian Parachutists Helped Secure Victory On D-Day
On the evening of June 5th 1944, slightly over 540 Canadians boarded planes on the Southern English coast. These men were about to become part of D-Day
Personnel of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, about to leave for the D-Day transit camp, England, May 1944 / Soldats du 1er bataillon canadien de parachutistes prêts à partir pour le camp de transit jusqu’au Jour J, Angleterre, mai 1944
Title / Titre : Personnel of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, about to leave for the D-Day transit camp, England, May 1944 / Soldats du 1er bataillon canadien de parachutistes prêts à partir pour le camp de transit jusqu’au Jour J, Angleterre, mai 1944 Creator(s) / Créateur(s) : Unknown / Inconnu Date(s) : May 1944 / mai 1944 Reference No. / Numéro de référence : MIKAN 3612617 collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&... Location / Lieu : Bulford, United Kingdom…
Canadian infantry attack into the bocage – World War II Today
We covered about a mile and a bit and stopped around eight hundred yards from the woods. We knew they were in there — you could see the activity, although the targets were well hidden by the heavy trees and bush. Each company, left of the road and right of the road, had a real challenge. Both areas were divided into fields, marked by typical hedgerows of stone and dirt two to three feet high, with growth on top of that of another seven feet or so.
Black Canadian soldier’s life and D-Day exploits remembered
Lester Brown, a black Canadian veteran who fought in D-Day kept nightmares from the war from his family. They pressed him to open up and he did.
Coloured photographs from Invasion of Normandy shows Allied forces
These coloured photographs uncovered in the National Archives of Canada show the daily struggles of the Invasion of Normandy, which launched on 6 June, 1944 also known as D-Day.