Photograph of three soldiers from Queen's Own Rifles during World War II in Amersfoort, Netherlands. (Courtesy of Irene Martin)

My uncle was affable, charming and well-read. But the losses at Normandy tormented him.

’For years, he kept records of platoon members he knew had survived the war. When the new phone book came out, he would check to see if they were still alive. But he never contacted them.’
Chief of National Defence General Walter Natynczyk gives the thumbs up to veterans who arrive by military trucks in Ottawa on June 6, 2009 to take part in the 65th anniversary of D-Day (CP/Fred Chartrand)

When Canada finally started to remember World War II

A new book by historian Tim Cook looks at how World War II fits in Canada’s historical imagination, and why it was vulnerable to neglect for so long

Justin Trudeau looks into the face of D-Day valour

Image of the week: At a ceremony honouring veterans of the Juno Beach landings, the PM praised Canadians who ’threw themselves against the walls of the fortress of Europe’

As Nazi symbols echo, remember who we fought on D-Day

War historian David J. Bercuson reflects on the personal sacrifices made by millions of Canadians in the fight against the Nazis and their ideology

Inside the making of the D-Day Heritage Minute

The head of Historica Canada takes us behind the scenes of a Minute marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy

Why Canada’s casualties were so high in Normandy

The Normandy campaign, from D-Day until late August 1944, saw almost 5,000 Canadian soldiers perish. But that offensive, launched 75 years ago, jumpstarted the liberation of Western Europe.
Digitally restored vintage World War II photo of American troops wading ashore on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.

Understanding the young lives lost on D-Day

Matt Gurney on how he came to grapple with the incredible youth of the soldiers who died on D-Day, 73 years ago today
Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, Queen Elizabeth II, Jerry Mateparae, Angela Merkel

Vladimir Putin disses the Queen at D-Day events

His sulky, disdainful behaviour puts a damper on the 70th anniversary
The Invasion Of Normandy 1944

D-Day: We cannot repay except by remembering

Editorial: The ferocious fighting spirit of the Canadian troops on Juno Beach is only the beginning of what we honour them for
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Video: Remembering D-Day, 70 years later

"We just thought it was like another exercise. All of a sudden we’re going to France. It’s the day. It’s the D-Day."