Dan Aykroyd narrates Military Moments | The Fight for Italy

November 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the start of Canada’s Italian Campaign of the Second World War waged from July 10, 1943, to February 4, 1945.

By the end of the Italian Campaign, more than 92,000 Canadians had played a part. Yet it remains relatively unheralded, overshadowed by the drama of D-Day. To commemorate the sacrifice made in Italy 75 years ago, Legion Magazine and Canada’s Ultimate Story present Military Moments | The Fight for Italy. Narrated by Canadian actor, comedian, musician and filmmaker Dan Aykroyd, the video explores critical Allied victories on Sicily and the Italian mainland which set the stage for the fight that would lead to the end of the war.


Narrated by Dan Aykroyd
Directed & edited by Adam Tindal
Written by Don Gillmor
Graphics and animation by Julia Paddick
Produced by Jason Duprau, Jennifer McGill, Eric Harris
Executive Producer Jennifer Morse
Recorded by Aaron Holmberg
Special thanks to Susan Patricola and Lisa Garelick


  • Charles Findlay

    Aykroyd doesn’t do a bad job with narration. Recollection has an interview done with the Daniel Dancocks on his book, The D-Day Dodgers. One of the things that stood out was that there was a need for Canada to tell her story about these men. Other nations did and were doing the same and he felt it was important to recognize the contribution and ultimate sacrifice made by these fine young men. “Canada should be proud” he told me and he was right. Dan passed away far too early.

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