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Memento Mori29 Jun 2019 4:50 p.m. PST

a good way to celebrate Canada Day is by remembering our heroes Maj Archie McNaughton is a good place to start


langobard30 Jun 2019 3:30 a.m. PST

Thank you for posting. The contribution of the Canadians is sadly often overlooked.

epturner30 Jun 2019 7:27 a.m. PST

Nice. Thanks for this.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2019 11:11 a.m. PST

Not one mention,,,even once…in The Longest Day film. We even got the Kieffer FF Commandos and French SAS paras, tiny units. But, as a kid, I had no idea Canadians had even been involved in D-Day, both airborne and Juno beach.

Sadly overlooked indeed. A disgrace actually.

Glengarry530 Jun 2019 1:24 p.m. PST

Whenever I am in a bookshop looking to buy a book on WW1 or WW2 I always check the index first to see if Canada or Canadians are even mentioned.

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2019 1:42 p.m. PST

Rest assured the French haven't forgotten. As a citizen of a 'dominion' participant during WWII we tend to get overlooked a lot in media. Then again I often hear myself saying … no "one else is going to tell your story". If you don't like the domination of remembrance in film and TV being all about the US and UK then make your own shows. In Australia we have a good economy and 26 million people: Canada has a larger economy and 37 million. So what's stopping us?

Old Wolfman01 Jul 2019 7:22 a.m. PST

And 14th Artillery Rgt. officer James Doohan(Scotty from Star Trek) WIA at Juno Beach.

Codsticker01 Jul 2019 3:59 p.m. PST

Rest assured the French haven't forgotten

I remember stories of my parents generation (baby boomers) of travelling in Europe and being thanked for the efforts of the previous generation.

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