VIRTUAL D-DAY | LIVE from JUNO BEACH, Normandy - Wed 25th August 2021, 6pm Paris Time

 

A unique chance to experience of the sights and sounds of Juno Beach in Normandy where 21,000 troops of the Canadian Army came ashore under heavy fire on D-Day.

The 7th Canadian Brigade, part of General Crocker's I Corps, under Major General Keller arrived to fierce resistance from the German defenders. Casualties of up to 75% were reported in the first wave of infantry in MIKE sector. The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, supported by the DD Tanks of the 6th Armoured Regiment, the Regina Rifles, the Canadian Scottish Regiment and the Lorne Scotts assaulted the German positions at 7:45am.

The assault on D-Day resulted 1,200 Canadian casualties.

On this tour we will walk from Graye-sur-Mer to the harbour at Courseulles-sur-Mer. On the way we'll see the monuments and bunkers that bear testament to the events of June 6th 1944: the Canadian Infantry monument, the AVRE tank '1-Charlie', the Polish 1st Armoured Division monument, the Cross of Lorraine, Cosy's Bunker, the Juno Beach Centre, artillery pieces and the DD Tank.

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