Gord Archibald

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Canadian troops on Juno Beach, D-Day. They sacrificed and sustained tremendous casualties.

Canadian troops on Juno Beach, D-Day. They sacrificed and sustained tremendous casualties.

Juno Beach after landing, June 1944

[Photo] View of Juno Beach near Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, Jun 1944

Bernières-sur-Mer, Juno Beach; Canadian troops come ashore at Bernières-sur-Mer on Juno Beach, 6 June 1944. This photograph shows how the incoming tide reduced the width of beach to only a few yards, which meant that it was soon clogged by vehicles and equipment. The initial landings on the coast of Normandy went well, and overall casualties were lighter than expected, but failure to take the strategically vital town of Caen on the first day was a major setback.

Juno was heavily defended and casualties were high, especially among the first wave of landing infantry.

Juno Beach - Courseulles-sur-Mer

[Photo] Damaged German defensive fortification at Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, Jun 1944

View of Juno Beach near Courseulles-sur-Mer, june 11, 1944

[Photo] View of Juno Beach near Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, Jun 1944

A view of 'Pegasus Bridge' over the Caen Canal at Benouville, 12 July 1944. Two of the Horsa gliders that brought the 'coup de main' force i...

A view of 'Pegasus Bridge' over the Caen Canal at Benouville, 12 July Two of the Horsa gliders that brought the 'coup de main' force in on the night of D-Day can be seen in the background.

Canadian troops going ashore on Juno Beach on D-Day 6 June 1944.

BERNIERES SUR MER Canadian troops going ashore on Juno Beach on D-Day, 6 June (Photo : Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie / Archives Nationales du CANADA ) Anybody recognises what kind of equipment is the Sherman towing ashore?