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6 Resources for Remembering D-Day

6 Resources for Remembering D-Day
Juno Beach, Courseulles-sur-Mer, France

The D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 marked a turning point for the Allies in the Second World War. Find 6 resources for your classroom that will help your students learn about and remember this important moment in Canadian history.

Wartime Canada

This growing archive is a trove of visual material and ephemera relating to both world wars. All material is categorized and searchable, and you can easily download high-res pdfs for your students.

The Memory Project

An initiative of Historica Canada, the Memory Project has been documenting the stories of Canada's veterans. The website features oral histories, transcripts, images and objects that add a personal touch to learning about the war. Listen to navy veteran Cyril Roach recall his memories of Canada's D-Day landing.

Two Generals, by Scott Chantler

This graphic novel is a must for your library and reading list. Based on the experience of the author's grandfather during the invasion of Normandy, Two Generals captures the attention and imagination of its readers.

For Valour

Watch the stories of seven Canadian airmen from the First and Second World War who each earned the Victoria Cross, Canada’s highest military honour.

Library and Archives Canada: D-Day Photo Gallery

View a photo gallery of images taken before, during and after the Canadian landing at Juno Beach.

McGill War Poster Collection

Check out over 250 posters used to support Canada's war effort, both at home and abroad. Students can compare and contrast posters from both world wars.


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