The Canadians


The force that landed here on 6 June 1944 was the 3rd Canadian Division commanded by Major General Keller. It had been selected to form part of the invasion force as early as July 1943 and had trained in Scotland for assault landings.


By the end of D-Day, the Division had made the greatest inroads into Normandy of all the landing forces, but on their eastern flank a dangerous gap had opened between themselves and the British 3rd Division that had landed on GOLD.


Into that gap drove the German SS armour determined to push the Allies back into the sea, resulting in fanatical fighting that led to the massacres at the Abbaye d'Ardenne.


What actually happened is told in our Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Guide Book - plus what to see, how to get there, what happened and where to stay and to eat.


Plus a full colour pull-out map of the landing beaches.