D-Day, Juno Beach - Soldiers of the 3rd Canadian infantry division hit the beaches of Normandy and begin the deadliest run of their lives. the first wave was captured by a camera on board a landing craft.
James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..
According to the caption attached to this image, "Canadian medics help a wounded soldier - Juno Beach, D-Day June 6th 1944." Visuals such as this promote the idea that war doesn't only involve the 'killing' but the 'saving' as well.
3rd Canadian Infantry Division - The Canadians assault on Juno Beach in 1944 was one of the most brilliant military campaigns of WWII. This division stormed the wide-open beaches and overcame machine-gun strongholds, beach mines and fierce hand-to-hand combat to secure three French towns. They advanced the furthest inland than any other Allied troops. The 3rd Infantry Division helped the Canadians move up the coast into Belgium and the Netherlands, eventually liberating Amsterdam.
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