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Day: April 26, 2010

Military History

The Riddle Of The D-Day Footage

The beginning of the end of Nazi-occupied Europe began well before the May 1945 liberation of the Netherlands, when Allied forces stormed the shores of Normandy in June 1944. Thousands of lives were lost and thousands more shattered during the long and difficult battles that brought liberation to France, Belgium and the Netherlands over the next several months. They were days filled with incredible moments of courage and sacrifice, many of which will remain untold and lost forever to time. Among the more well known and preserved D-Day moments, however, is one found on a grainy black and white film shot by Sergeant Bill Grant of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit (CAFPU). Dubbed the iconic footage of the greatest assault landing in history and lasting only two minutes and 10 secon...

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An informative primer on Canada’s crucial role in the Normandy landing, June 6, 1944.