The Canadians in Normandy – in COLOUR!

We’ve assembled some amazing pictures of the Canadian forces in Normandy and best of all, they are all in colour! We follow them inland after landing on Juno Beach in an amazing series of pictures!

All images are courtesy of PhotosNormandy on Flickr.

p004588Canadian soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division disembark on Juno Beach, at Bernières sur Mer around midday on June 6th 1944. A series of 7 pictures all shot by Ken Bell.

p004589Canadian soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division disembark on Juno Beach, at Bernières sur Mer around midday on June 6th 1944. A series of 7 pictures all shot by Ken Bell.

p004590Canadian soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division disembark on Juno Beach, at Bernières sur Mer around midday on June 6th 1944. A series of 7 pictures all shot by Ken Bell.

p004591Canadian soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division disembark on Juno Beach, at Bernières sur Mer around midday on June 6th 1944. A series of 7 pictures all shot by Ken Bell.

p004592Canadian soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division disembark on Juno Beach, at Bernières sur Mer around midday on June 6th 1944. A series of 7 pictures all shot by Ken Bell. Note the famous Villa “Denise et Roger”.

p004593Canadian soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division disembark on Juno Beach, at Bernières sur Mer around midday on June 6th 1944. A series of 7 pictures all shot by Ken Bell. Note the famous Villa “Denise et Roger”.

p004594Canadian soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division disembark on Juno Beach, at Bernières sur Mer around midday on June 6th 1944. A series of 7 pictures all shot by Ken Bell. Note the famous Villa “Denise et Roger”.

p004587An anti aircraft gun carriage located on Juno Beach, it consists of three 20mm Polsten guns.

p004595Four Canadian soldiers manning a 40mm Bofors anti aircraft gun Shown here are Sergent Traplin, Bombardier Heldon, Bombardier Blank and Sergent Kennedy.

p004596Four Canadien soldiers with a 40mm Bofors anti aircraft gun, 3 are identified: Sergent Traplin, Bombardier Heldon et Sergent Kennedy

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p004597The burning remains of a crashed P-47 Thunderbold

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p004605Sappers remove a wrecked landingcraft on Juno Beach

 

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A Canadian Soldier directing traffic in Bernières-sur-Mer in front of the church on the afternoon of D-Day.

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p004601August 10th 1944, Canadian soldiers of the The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada,  6th Brigade, 2nd Canadian Inf. Div. descend descent a steep slope near Haut-Mesnil.

p004602This picture was taken south of Caen (May sur Orne, Verrières) on 28 july 1944, the Sherman V ” Clanky ” is belongs to the commander of C Squadron, Major Dave Currie (VC.), of the 29th Reconnaissance Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment), 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

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p004604Canadian Soldiers examining captured German artillery pieces.

p004606Canadian Cromwell tanks on the move

p004607Canadian soldiers load a 6 pounder anti tank gun at the start of Operation Totalize

p0046083 Canadian soldiers pose with their 3inch mortar.

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On the left is Pte. L.B. Roy, Cornwall, Ontario of The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 6th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry division. Posing with an unidentified soldier with a captured Nazi flag.

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p004611Creully, sur lequel victory celebrations