D-Day confidential: How four Canadian soldiers made it through their longest day

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June 6, 1944: Canadian troops come ashore at Juno Beach.
June 6, 1944: Canadian troops come ashore at Juno Beach at Bernières-sur-Mer, France, at the beginning of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe.

Today marks 75 years since soldiers — including 14,000 Canadians — stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. They included a Nova Scotia fisherman, a Quebec labourer, an Ottawa civil servant, and an Alberta farmer. Read their eyewitness accounts in this article from The Globe and Mail, and watch a short video from Jim Parks of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles — who was among those storming Juno Beach.

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Sonia Mendes is the English Writer/Editor for Ingenium. She loves digging behind the scenes to tell the quirky, colourful stories of museum life and all things related to science and innovation.