The Canadians in Normandy: Another Go-Round

Raluca Oprean Discussion

In the final talk of the LCMSDS Maple Leaf Route Webinar Series, Geoff Hayes traces the Canadian path through Normandy to re-consider an ‘old’ narrative. Despite years of debate, the view persists that “something appeared to be wrong” with First Canadian Army through the summer of 1944. It argues that, in the face of heavy casualties and enduring British criticism of the Canadians, the soldiers of First Canadian Army understood that they had earned a remarkable victory in Normandy. Finally, after over four years of war, the Canadians believed that they had won a Canadian victory, one that matched, even surpassed their fathers’ achievements a generation before.

Date: August 25th @ 7:30pm ET

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