D Day June 6, 1944
On D Day every year I take the opportunity to read more about this critical battle of WWII, the Normandy Invasion.to liberate all of Europe. It was an expansion of an invasion bgun earlier in North Africa and Italy. It was the beginning of the end. We must always remember that this was possible because of the dreadful price the Soviet Union paid in thoroughly defeating the German armies in the East. I always find each year new things about the Normandy campaign and am reminded of so many of the things I had previously read.
It is a day worth remembering. Canada made a significant contribution that day as it did in the whole war. We need to remember that Canada's contribution was way above what could have been reasonably expected in manpower, equipment in ships and aircraft, and in treasure. Here is a list of Canada's remarkable contributions to WWI.
I particularly appreciate an American site that praised Canada's contribution in the War.
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On this day, I am also glad that Canada took advantage of the peace to shrink it's military. It had become a major military force in the world as a result of it's efforts in WWII. It chose to not become a major militarized society as the Americans did. We needed the peace divided and took.