D-Day. June 6, 1944

The simple epitaph on this D-Day memorial at Courseulles-sur-Mer reads: “Here on the 6th June 1944 Europe was liberated by the heroism of the Allied forces.”

The 1944 Battle of Normandy — from the D-Day landings on 6 June through to the encirclement of the German army at Falaise on 21 August — was one of the pivotal events of the Second World War and the scene of some of Canada’s greatest feats of arms.

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