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| 11 min

Allied troops land on the Normandy coast and drive eastward to the gates of Germany. Opening scenes are of the D-Day landings and establishment of Canadian forces on the beachhead. Pictures of bitter street fighting and of pin-point bombing tell the story of Caen's capture and the advance towards Falaise. Made from footage filmed by units of the Canadian Army Overseas.

  • producer
    James Beveridge
  • editing
    James Beveridge
  • narrator
    Lorne Greene


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Ages 14 to 17

History - World War II

Discussion and/or essay topics could include: D-Day landings and Canada’s contributions to these successes. Comment on the importance of citizens’ armies, as witnessed in France. Discuss the resilience of war-torn countries as they attempt to rebuild after the ravages of war. How is this same kind of resilience manifested today after natural disasters?

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