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

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

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


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

A Sherman Crab, mine clearing tank at work in Normandy

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

June 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

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

Bernard 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.

B 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.

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

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

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

August 2nd, 1944, inspection of the 7th Brigade of the 3rd Canadian Inf. Div by Maj.Gen.l Rodney Frederick

Corporal McAllister (of Hamilton, Ontario), plays with his captured Luger whilst sitting on a destroyed 88mm dual purpose gun.

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

A DUNTOCHER tows a 17 pounder anti tank gun through Cruelly

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

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

Morris 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.