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For King & Country - Normandy: Canadians in Normandy, June - August 1944
 Documentary Details
 Year  2004
 Producer  Breakthrough Films
 Rating
- 2 votes (10/10)
On the night of June 5, 1944, Canadian parachute troops touch down in darkness in German occupied France. They blow up, and occupy, vital bridges near the Normandy coast. At dawn on June 6, 1944—D-Day—15,000 Canadian troops storm Juno Beach, and begin to fight inland. Norm takes us to the defenses of Hitler’s Atlantic wall, to the beaches and cemeteries, and canals and villages of Normandy, and we storm ashore with Canadian troops on D-Day.
 
For King and Country
During six one-hour episodes, follow military historian Norm Christie to Canadian battlefields, monuments and cemeteries throughout the world. Norm guides us through the Second World War from the point of view of ordinary soldiers who tell their stories in their own words. A unique mixture of archive footage, photographs, artwork and actuality creates a sense of what it was really like to fight "For King and Country".
 
Running time: 47 minutes
 
Producers and Executive Producers
Ira Levy
Peter Williamson
Supervising Producer
Kirsten Scollie
 
Directors
Peter Williamson
Harvey Crossland
 
Scriptwriter
Gilbert Reid
 
Host
Norm Christie
 
Narrator
R.H. Thompson
 

 From dubmac on Jul 15, 2011 23:02:39
An amazing episode in a very inspiring series of documentaries - I watched it to understand more ont he progress of the Regina Rifles - I was amazed  at what I learned!