Saturday, June 8, 2019
D-Day 75th Anniversary: Canadians At Juno Beach Captured the Most Territory That Day
12. CANADIAN TROOPS AT JUNO BEACH CAPTURED THE MOST TERRITORY.
Canadian soldiers at Juno Beach also suffered terrible casualties, battling heavy seas before landing on a heavily defended strip of shoreline. Similar to the Americans at Omaha Beach, the first waves of Canadian troops were mowed down en masse by German artillery. Estimates put the losses then at nearly fifty percent.
The Canadians persisted, however, and pushed on beyond the beachfront and pursuing retreating Germans inland. In the end, the Canadians at Juno Beach captured more towns and territory than any other battalions in Operation Overlord.
You can read all fifteen D-Day facts in this blog and my June 6-8 Civil War Navy and RoadDog's RoadLog blogs.