In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944 (Documentary) (1992)

Aka: La bataille de Normandie (French title)

In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944
On June 6th 1944, a combined force of American, British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. The Allied invasion of occupied France was a turning point in the war against Hitler's Germany. From a tactical view, Canada's role was limited; strategically, it was pivotal. Canada's infantry and armored regiments were thrown against Germany's elite troops and tank divisions. The price they paid was enormous.

Terence McKenna....Narration
Simon Bradbury....Edward Ashford
Gerry Quigley....Viril Bartlett
Julian Richings....John Crocker
Stephen Russell....Dan Cunningham
Colin O'Meara....Bruce Ducal
Stewart Arnott....Harry Foster
Neil Munro....Rod Keller
Nigel Bennett....Kurt Meyer
Wayne Robson....Donald Pearce
Adrian Hough....German Officer
Nicholas Campbell....Guy Simonds
Patrick Goyette....Joseph Le Boutillier
Jacques Dextraze....Himself (Fusiliers Mont-Royal)
Roman Jarymowycz....Himself (Canadian Staff College)
Sydney Radley-Walters....Himself (Sherbrooke Regiment)
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