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.
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?