Canadian history

Reliving History

It is heartening to see someone finally tackled the tale of telling our contribution at D-Day .

From Toronto Star

The film crew was recreating the chaotic landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944 for the 90-minute docudrama Storming Juno, and director and executive producer Tim Wolochatiuk says one of the men approached the crew in tears.

He had been among the estimated 16,000 Canadian soldiers who landed at Juno Beach on D-Day, and the scene brought forth a flood of memories.

“He said it was exactly like this and he said it just threw him right back to 1944,” recalls Wolochatiuk.

“He was thrown back and got quite emotional at times — there’s guys running around in German uniforms and that kind of was a trigger for him as well.”

“On the one hand it was amazing to hear him say it and on the other, it was a bit of a relief to hear him say that . . . perhaps we were doing something more right than wrong.”

For more information on Storming Juno [click here]

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