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Alex Black 21h
Replying to @CRMA_ACRC
In spite of the lack of censorship we still can't tell which battalion the Canadian with the luger belongs to.
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Juno Beach Centre May 19
Want to learn more about what inspired our initiative? Executive Director joined and other stations to explain how the project, honouring over 400 men killed between 6 and 10 June 1944, got life. 🔈
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Alex Black May 18
Replying to @WarGen39_45
Desperately trying to spot the enemy. In vain.
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Alex Black May 18
Terry Copp and debate whether was "perfectly timed". Counterfactuals offer us new perspectives but it's hard to change one factor and assume everything else works out the same way. The debate shows how important was to success!
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Juno Beach Centre May 18
'I cried when I read it': Postcard connects Charlottetown home to D-Day. like this one honour Canadian soldiers killed on or shortly after. L/Cpl. John Bernard Murray, 39, was killed in action on D+1, 7 June 1944. 🍁
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Alex Black May 17
Please, please let it be so!
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Juno Beach Centre May 17
spotted in Brandon, Manitoba by ! Six postcards have found their way to homes in Brandon. Some served with the , others landed on Juno Beach with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and other units.
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Alex Black May 17
This looks epic. Too bad they used US troop silhouettes to promote a British commemoration but at least they weren't German soldiers like the recent VA Canada video.
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Juno Beach Centre May 16
More than 900 Canadians from communities across Canada died during the first five days of the Battle of Normandy (6 to 10 June 1944). The 📬 from Juno honour some 400 Canadian heroes who never returned home. 🍁
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Alex Black May 16
My guess: Max Hastings.
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Alex Black May 16
Replying to @LibTourKarl @I_W_M
article "the German response to D-Day" has 58/300 German divisions in France and the low countries at the end of May 1944. Also depends on your definition of west. Norway, Italy, the Balkans had a good bunch too. Italy had over 20 by this point.
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Graham Broad May 16
Looking at my huge new maps this morning & have three quick thoughts on . One: the day itself is sometimes overemphasized: nearly 3 months of hard fighting followed in the Battle of Normandy, in which two German armies were destroyed and northern France liberated
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Alex Black May 16
Replying to @ProfessorBroad
Not to mention it was 3rd British Division's job to take Caen itself...
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Mike Bechthold May 15
Captain Charles Scot-Brown, a veteran, Canadian officer and CanLoan officer who landed on Sword Beach on D-Day and parachuted into later in the war is speaking now at .
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Neil Orford May 15
A fine start to with the fine team from and in Toronto
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Alex Black May 15
Fortunate to be listening to , and tonight at the for D-Day+75, presented in partnership with the .
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Juno Beach Centre May 15
We’re thrilled to be tonight for their event. is speaking about the CDN experience on DDay, and later we’ll be lucky to hear from veteran Capt Charles Scot-Brown
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Alex Black May 15
Brilliant! Well done, Pat! I know and will find this interesting. It's an incredible visual record of tactical air power.
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Juno Beach Centre May 15
1944 the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) is created to maintain all mechanical, electrical, and technical equipment, including all tanks and other fighting vehicles in the . ➡️ for more!
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Alex Black May 15
Well worth the fee -- for the porters I mean!
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