D-Day: Images of War

A selection of photographs from Library and Archives Canada that capture the moments before, during, and after the D-Day mission during the Second World War.

Text by Nelle Oosterom

May 28, 2014

On June 6, 1944, a massive fleet set forth from England for the Normandy coast of France. Aboard the ships were thousands of Allied soldiers who were about to take part in the D-Day assault on five German held beaches. The Canadians were tasked with taking Juno beach, a stretch of coastline that included the village of Courseulles-sur-Mer.

Thankfully, the D-Day invasion was a success, and it provided the Allies a toehold from which to push forward toward Germany.

View the photos from Library and Archives Canada for a glimpse into the moments before, during, and after the D-Day mission.

For more photos from Library and Archives Canada, be sure to check them out on Flickr.

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