Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
D-Day and the Battle of Normandy
6 June-21 August 1944
After months of elaborate planning, the largest seaborne invasion in modern history commenced on 6 June 1944 (D-Day) to liberate northwestern Europe from German occupation. Canadian sailors, soldiers and airmen all played a part in the Allied invasion of Normandy, France. They provided cover from the air and sea, ferried troops to the shore, and battled their way inland breaking through enemy lines. A decisive Allied victory, the Battle of Normandy nevertheless cost more than 18,400 casualties among Canadians.
6 juin au 21 août 1944
Après des mois de minutieuse préparation, la plus grande invasion maritime de l'histoire moderne commença le 6 juin 1944 (jour J) pour libérer l'Europe du Nord-Ouest de l'occupation allemande. Marins, soldats et aviateurs canadiens eurent tous un rôle à jouer dans le débarquement allie en Normandie (France). Ils assurèrent une couverture aérienne et maritime, transportèrent des troupes jusqu'au littoral et enfoncèrent les lignes ennermies.
Erected by Parks Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is June 6, 1944.
Location. 44° 38.847′ N, 63° 34.729′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker is near the entry gate to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5425 Sackville Street, Halifax NS B3J 3Y3, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women and the Second World War/Les femmes et la Seconde Guerre mondiale (here, next to this marker); Halifax Citadel / La Citadelle d’Halifax (a few steps from this marker); The View from the Citadel / Le panorama vu de la citadelle (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old" Dalhousie and the Grand Parade (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Grand Parade (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); St. Paul’s Church / Église St. Pauls (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Explosion Clock (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Halifax City Hall / Hôtel de ville d'Halifax (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on September 17, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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