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Chapter: Canada’s History

Topic: The D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944

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June 6, 1944, or D-Day

The Allies began a campaign to eliminate Fascism and Nazism in war-torn Europe. Canadian recruits were a part of the battle in Italy that started in 1943. D-Day, or the Normany invasion began on June 6, 1944 in northern France. Canadian troops numbering 15,000 took part in the capturing of Juno Beach. It’s said that one Allied soldier in ten was of Canadian origin. Furthermore, the troops helped with the liberation of the Netherlands in years 1944-45 and the subsequent surrender of the Germans in May 8, 1945.