Welcome to Stories from Juno, featuring interviews with 21 individuals who lived through World War II and who experienced, directly or indirectly, the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy. Here, you will hear from those who were there on Juno Beach, those who followed in the battle to liberate Normandy and Western Europe, and those who supported their efforts both overseas and in Canada.
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Juno Stories Storymaps
On this page, access all storymaps from our Juno Stories project. Each storymap is viewable within this collection, but also independently in each section of the project (D-Day, Battle of Normandy, Serve Supply and Support, and D-Day Dodgers).
Storymap: D-Day Dodgers
D-Day Dodgers refers to Canadians who “dodged” D-Day in 1944, not by refusing to fight or by missing the call, but rather by fighting in Italy at the same time. This section shows the story of Tom Gilday, who was one such soldier.
In D-Day, you can learn firsthand about the experience of D-Day itself, from the beaches to the sea and sky. Taken together, these interviews highlight the joint efforts of the Canadian Army, Navy, Air Force, and Airborne divisions.
Storymap: Battle of Normandy
In the Battle of Normandy, you will hear the stories of those who landed after D-Day to help with the advance into France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany by 1945.
Storymap: Serve, Supply, Support
In Serve, Supply, and Support, learn more about those men and women whose contributions elsewhere in Europe and back in Canada were essential to the success of the Canadian, and Allied, war effort.
Bringing the commemoration plan to life
This lesson encourages students to consider how they can best leverage digital resources to create a highly effective commemoration.