June 6, 2009 will mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day — the greatest Allied battle of the Second World War.
As a local member of The War Amps Operation Legacy, in which members of the Association’s Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program pass the Never Again! message from war amputee veterans to the younger generation, I would like to inform the public of three important documentaries that tell of the sacrifice and heroism of Canadians on D-Day.
Part of The War Amps internationally award-winning Military Heritage Series, D-Day: The Story of the Canadian Assault Troops, tells of the achievements of Canadians, who got further inland on D-Day than any of the other forces in Normandy; Operation Charnwood: The Canadian Battle for Caen, details the Canadian advance inland following the D-Day invasion; while Take No Prisoners: The Nazi SS in Normandy is a chilling account of the execution of more than 130 Canadian soldiers by the Nazi SS following the Normandy invasion.
To commemorate this anniversary, members of Operation Legacy have donated these documentaries to libraries across Canada. They are also available at a cost-recovery price from The War Amps. All were produced in-house by War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton, himself a D-Day veteran.
To learn more about Canada’s unique military heritage, including lesser known facts about D-Day, the public can also visit Cliff Chadderton’s blog, cliffchadderton.ca.
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