D-Day : Canada’s date with destiny remembered on new stamp

On June 6, 1944, over 15,000 Canadian soldiers landed on Juno Beach, in Normandy, France as part of a bold operation that marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War. An additional 450 soldiers parachuted behind the beaches, while 10,000 sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy were standing by in 110 ships of all sizes. By the end of the day, Canadian casualties numbered more than a thousand, with nearly 400 dead. At the end of the Normandy campaign, more than 5,000 Canadians had been killed

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