WAR AMPS COMMEMORATES D-DAY WITH “NEWSREEL OF THE WEEK” SHOWING CANADIAN TROOPS STORMING JUNO BEACH

WAR AMPS COMMEMORATES D-DAY WITH “NEWSREEL OF THE WEEK” SHOWING CANADIAN TROOPS STORMING JUNO BEACH

ww1 soldiersOTTAWA Ontario –   To commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 6th, The War Amps YouTube channel will feature iconic footage of Canadian troops storming Juno Beach in Normandy in 1944. These famous scenes were the first motion pictures the world would see of the D-Day invasion.

The cameramen who scooped the international press were soldiers from the Canadian Army Film Unit. This D-Day footage is just one segment of a total of 106 newsreels filmed by the Canadian Army that document the infantry in training and on the front lines. The War Amps is releasing a newsreel every week on its YouTube channel at

The Channel , a two-year project that will make the complete set of Canadian Army Newsreels available to the public for the first time online.

 

Photo: Army cameramen assigned to capture the first wave of the D-Day invasion. (Library and Archives Canada PA#206120)

3 Responses to "WAR AMPS COMMEMORATES D-DAY WITH “NEWSREEL OF THE WEEK” SHOWING CANADIAN TROOPS STORMING JUNO BEACH"

  1. Peter Jenkin   May 28, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Jamie
    thanks so much for posting this
    Maybe it will spur local mp guy lauzon to help our Veterans with more than lip service

  2. Max Score   May 30, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    If Canadians want to really see how our Federal government takes care of our veterans today see this video of Veterans Affair Minister running away from a military spouse. Do not believe any of the crap that they want you to believe portrayed in those horrible ads they keep showing during hockey games.Kudos to Jenny Migneault.http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/we-re-nothing-to-you-spouse-of-veteran-with-ptsd-confronts-fantino-over-funding-1.1844167

  3. stephanie simpson   June 2, 2014 at 10:56 AM

    My name is Stephanie and I am proud of the men who fought for our freedom on the shores of Normandy France. I am also proud to be a Canadian born in France because my Dad a Canadian in the air force served in the cold war to help keep the peace these men fought for.

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