D-Day 70 Years

Join Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge as we relive the most memorable and poignant moments of CBC News’ coverage from Normandy of the 70th anniversary of D-Day — the day Allied forces turned the tide of World War II. This special commemorative DVD features the ceremony at Juno Beach, attended by veterans and their families, students, royalty and dignitaries, and the personal stories of Canadians we will never forget.

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 8 Titles

Included in this collection

The National D-Day 70: A Canadian Medic's Photo

D-Day and the battle at Normandy have been enshrined in thousands of photographs. In one iconic picture taken in France a few days after the historic attack, Canadian medic William Curtis helps two young French boys. Seventy years later, Curtis' daughter and grandson make the pilgrimage back to Europe to track down the truth about this poignant image.
  • 2014
  • 00:06:58
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The National D-Day 70: Holocaust Survivor Reunites with Rescuer

To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, The National follows a Montreal man to Poland for an emotional reunion. Holocaust survivor Sidney Zoltak reconnects with the Polish man who, as a teenage boy, saved 11-year-old Zoltak and his family from the Nazis.
  • 2014
  • 00:15:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

The National D-Day 70: Juno Beach Inspires Teacher

Neil Orford is one of those high school teachers you don't forget. But it is Juno Beach he wants students to remember. He is deeply committed to that place and that moment when Canadian troops landed on what will always be remembered as D-Day. "I think Juno Beach is a sacred piece of Canadian territory in another land," says the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

Teacher Guide(s)

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The National D-Day 70: Live Coverage

Join Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge as we relive the most memorable and poignant moments of CBC News’ coverage from Normandy of the 70th anniversary of D-Day — the day Allied forces turned the tide of World War II. This live event featured the ceremony at Juno Beach, attended by veterans and their families, students, royalty and dignitaries, and the personal ...
  • 2014
  • 00:32:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/25/2014

The National D-Day 70: Love Story

Sheila Whitten served as a Wren in the Royal Canadian Navy and is also believed to be the first Canadian to visit the main Canadian cemetery in Normandy. This is her story of love and remembrance.
  • 2014
  • 00:07:20
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

The National D-Day 70: The Veterans

Canadian soldiers Norman Corke, Nelson Earle, John Hadley, Wally Metcalfe and Cyril Roach all took part in the Normandy campaign. They share with us their hopes, fears and memories of D-Day, one of the most important days of World War II.
  • 2014
  • 00:10:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

CBC News D-Day 70: Youngsters Honour Sacrifices

In a unique and meaningful way, elementary school students in Regina honour the veterans of the Regina Rifles, one of the first Canadian regiments to land on D-Day.
  • 2014
  • 00:03:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014

The National The Lancaster Bomber: D-Day's Workhorse

The aircraft that supported the troops in the days and hours before D-Day took on legendary status. The most famous of all was the Lancaster. Today, only two in the world still fly, and one is at the Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, ON. We buckle up with Peter Mansbridge for a trip back in time.
  • 2014
  • 00:15:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/22/2014