The Canadians in Normandy – 19 Pictures You May Not Have Seen Before

9639715620_61dbb53796_kRené Corby, a Canadian soldier of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division at Capriquet on July 8th 1944

9475976905_6dec59f971_kCanadian Provost Corps guarding prisoners that fought in Wiederstandsnest 28 ‘La Cassine” in Bernières sur Mer


9636485077_edc13e9d88_kSoldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division at Wiederstandsnest 28 ‘La Cassine”

9579308126_5935472ad6_kA Sherman Crab, mine clearing tank at work in Normandy

9465909551_9212d92d6f_kLieutenant G. Cooper, cameraman of the Canadian Army Photo and Film Unit

9444280565_c6daa80e5b_kJune 6th 1944, 12h20, Maj. Gen R.F.L Keller of the Canadian 3rd Infantry division and Brigadier R.A. Wyman of the 2nd Armoured Brigade in Bernières sur Mer

8719268593_42798d6c1a_kFanfare of the  2nd Canadian Corps near the church of Saint Ouen on July 14th

8580059628_8f46b46ebb_kBernard Hoo, John MacCouville and J R Kostick du Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, 8th Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division at Caen on July 9th.

8531815176_4f9a07a8ac_kB Company of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada-Princess Louise’s, 4th Canadian Armoured Division in action on the streets of St Lambert sur Dive.

8231561273_2211d12fdb_kIn Rots on June 15h 1944, corporal Philippe Castailloux on his motorbike talks to Sergeant .S Giles, No 4 Provost Company

6800615984_1075900292_kCameron Highlanders of the 3rd Canadian Inf. Div take care of a wounded soldier

6946723669_0b79eba161_kCapriquet, July 4th 1944, 10 members of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Machine Gun) eat next to a bombed out house.

Le 2 août 1944, inspection de la 7th Brigade de la 3rd Canadian Inf. Div.par le Maj.Gen.l Rodney Frederick Leopold Keller. De gauche à droite :  -Le Brigadier Harry Wickwire Foster, commandant de la 7th Cdn Brigade -Le Maj. Gen.Keller, commandant de la 3rd Cdn ID. Voir la p010908 2nd, 1944, inspection of the 7th Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Inf. Div by Maj.Gen.l Rodney Frederick

Le Corporal McAllister (de Hamilton, Ontario), à qui on attribue la capture de 160 Allemands à St. Lambert sur Dive. Il est assis sur un canon allemand Flak 88 et  manipule un pistolet allemand Luger P08 Remarquez le patch d'épaule d'une Cdn Division. Il appartiendrait au North Shore Regiment, 8th Brigade, 3rd Cdn Inf. Division.Corporal McAllister (of Hamilton, Ontario), plays with his captured Luger whilst sitting on a destroyed 88mm dual purpose gun.

2830441763_09ae724ac9_bSoldiers of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of the 7th Brigade, 3rd Cdn Inf Div march in formation

2704686430_0fb02f203d_bA DUNTOCHER tows a 17 pounder anti tank gun through Cruelly

2294154654_309fb17b88_bCanadian Soldiers Fred Morriss, Ed Lacey, Maurice Luftspring and George Mutcheon read the Canadien Army news paper “Maple Leaf”

2071700392_19304e3dd4_bTroops from the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, 9th Infantry Bde, 3rd Cdn Inf Div listen to songs played on an accordion.

1453039386_c151c2bc3c_bMorris Light Reconnaissance Car MK II in Norrey en Bessin, July 4th 1944






Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.