On Demand Tour: Juno Beach Normandy – 1944

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 11 reviews)

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Battlefield Guide – Romain Breget
Tour Manager – Paul Marsh

Tour length about 75 min

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Description

On the morning of Tuesday 6th June 1944 as the daylight broke, the men of the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division were about to touchdown on to the Normandy coastline. The sands at Courseulles-sur-Mer and Bernieres-sur-Mer will now be forever known as ‘Juno Beach’. Many a mind of the young Canadian men drifted back to the failed landings on the beaches of Dieppe in August 1942, and the question, would this be the same? The answer was no, as the Canadians smashed through the Atlantic wall on the beaches and quickly began to advance towards the city of Caen.

We follow in the footsteps of the 8th Infantry Brigade as the Queens Own Rifles of Canada, Le Regiment de la Chaudiere and the North Shore Regiment push inland liberating villages along the way. They ultimately would be held up short of Caen and Carpiquet, digging in for the night. On D-Day the Canadians made the largest advance of any of the allied unit before embarking on a battle of attrition over the following weeks as they fought ferociously against the 12th SS Hitler Jugend Division on the outskirts of Caen.

Join us for this virtual tour as we explore the breaking of fortress Europe from the Canadian respective on that famous ‘longest day’.

11 reviews for On Demand Tour: Juno Beach Normandy – 1944

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Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2022

A great tour gives a great understanding of the events involving the 8th Battalion

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Michael Smith
Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2022

Excellent scope. That stood out – & did it justice to keep focus and deliver detail. Well done on that.
As usual, the unique drone overheads gives you something you won’t get even in the fields and especially from the Sea. The WN outlines over the current towns were superb.
A very important contribution to D Day. Juno arguably tends to be the less covered. I’ve recognised gaps in my coverage & previous visits with Canadian emphasis in Normandy has been much more on post 6 Jun. This tour has remedied that to assist with new visits and does the landing itself great justice.
I realised I hadn’t visited Beny (incl. it’s CWGC) & Anizy. So it’s inspired further focused visits.
Great stuff Romain. Thanks.

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Andy Mullen
Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2022

Another excellent tour enhanced by the use of of contemporary photographs, anecdotes and memories.

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Dave Clark
Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2022

Another great tour looking forward to the next one.

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Eddie Muir
Rated 5 out of 5
March 20, 2022

Again very well mapped and presented.

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