Juno Beach

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Landing by the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division between Graye and Saint-Aubin. The Canadians had to take the coastal defences in the Courseulles-Bernières sector, and then sweep inland to link up with British troops from Gold and Sword beaches.

Courseulles-sur-Mer

After heavy losses on the beaches – Canadian forces suffered 50% of their losses in the first hour of the assault – the 3rd Division liberated its coastal sector and encircled the radar station at Douvres-la-Délivrande. Losing no time, they took control of villages inland: Reviers, Saint-Croix and Bény.

Canadian forces suffered 50% of their losses in the first hour of the assault...

Of the five landing zones, this one saw the furthest Allied advance by the evening of D-Day. For a month, Canadian forces battled to wrest the RN13, Carpiquet and Caen from the enemy.

Of the five landing zones, this one saw the furthest Allied advance by the evening of D-Day.

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