75th Anniversary of D-Day

Ted Vaughan has received a French Legion of Honour, the highest award for a non-French citizen, for his work during the second World War, helping to liberate France. (Photos by Eric Brunt)

Victoria veteran receives French Legion of Honour, becoming knight of France

Ted Vaughan was a pilot in the 408 “Goose” Squadron in WW2

 

Retired Cmdr. Peter Chance, 99, showing a photo of himself as a younger man on active service. Note the Legion d’Honneur medal he wears, for his service in liberating France. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Forged in fire: D-Day remembered by 99-year-old navy commander

Cmdr. Peter Chance remembers ‘intense, exciting’ days and an unlikely friendship

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe take part in a wreath laying as part of the D-Day 75th Anniversary Canadian National Commemorative Ceremony at Juno Beach in Courseulles-Sur-Mer, France on Thursday, June 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

‘It’s hard to think about them’: Emotions run free as Canadians mark D-Day

Thousands of Canadians representing various ages and communities were on Juno Beach

 

Graeme Hafey holds up a glass of V2V Black Hops Brewing’s Victory Ale. All proceeds from this non-profit go towards organizations that help veterans. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

Veteran-owned brewing company aims to ‘leave no one behind’

V2V Black Hops Brewing supports veterans’ organizations

Graeme Hafey holds up a glass of V2V Black Hops Brewing’s Victory Ale. All proceeds from this non-profit go towards organizations that help veterans. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Steven Spielberg, left, on set with Tom Hanks for “Saving Private Ryan” from the documentary “Spielberg.” Saving Private Ryan features perhaps the most realistic depiction of the D-Day landings, but has also received criticism. (HBO)

Movies about D-Day continue to divide critics

The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan remain touchstones of popular imagination

Steven Spielberg, left, on set with Tom Hanks for “Saving Private Ryan” from the documentary “Spielberg.” Saving Private Ryan features perhaps the most realistic depiction of the D-Day landings, but has also received criticism. (HBO)
The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy leads the parade during the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in Dieppe France on August 19th, 2017. (File contributed/ Canadian Forces Combat Camera)

CFB Esquimalt’s Naden Band heads to Normandy to commemorate D-Day

Naden will group with Canadian Army and Airforce bands to create a ‘Super Band’

The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy leads the parade during the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in Dieppe France on August 19th, 2017. (File contributed/ Canadian Forces Combat Camera)
Historians consider D-Day a seminal event in the eventual outcome of the Second World War. This photo shows Canadian troops landing at Bernieres-sur-Mer on June 6, 1944 (Canadian Press/National Archives of Canada-Gilbert Alexandre Milne) PA-137013

D-Day a seminal turning point in the history of the Second World War

But historians also argue that the Red Army deserves primary credit for the defeat of Nazi Germany

Historians consider D-Day a seminal event in the eventual outcome of the Second World War. This photo shows Canadian troops landing at Bernieres-sur-Mer on June 6, 1944 (Canadian Press/National Archives of Canada-Gilbert Alexandre Milne) PA-137013
D-Day: An effort like none before or after

D-Day: An effort like none before or after

425,000 casualties occurred on both sides of the conflict between June 6, 1944 and Aug. 30

  • Jun 4, 2019
D-Day: An effort like none before or after
This photo taken on Wednesday May 29, 2019 with a drone shows Gold beach, near Asnelles, Normandy, and where British troops landed on D-Day. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

PHOTOS: D-Day Normandy sites today captured by drone

Associated Press delivers stunning aerial pictures and videos revisiting landmark D-Day sites

This photo taken on Wednesday May 29, 2019 with a drone shows Gold beach, near Asnelles, Normandy, and where British troops landed on D-Day. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Hundreds paid tribute to Vancouver Island’s infantry regiment, the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) with a candlelight tribute at God’s Acre Veterans Cemetery in Esquimalt Thursday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Candlelight ceremony pays tribute to 75th anniversary of D-Day in Esquimalt

Annual event honours historic day, Canadian contribution

Hundreds paid tribute to Vancouver Island’s infantry regiment, the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) with a candlelight tribute at God’s Acre Veterans Cemetery in Esquimalt Thursday night. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
PHOTOS: Combat boots begin cross-country journey for 75th anniversary of D-Day

PHOTOS: Combat boots begin cross-country journey for 75th anniversary of D-Day

About 14,000 Canadians stormed Juno Beach in northern France on D-Day, June 6, 1944

PHOTOS: Combat boots begin cross-country journey for 75th anniversary of D-Day