By Reginald H Roy
There were just a handful of days because the starting of time on which the course the realm was once taking has been replaced for the higher in a single twenty-four hour interval through an act of guy. June 6, 1944, used to be one among them. What the american citizens, British and Canadians have been attempting to do used to be come again a complete continent that were taken from its rightful proprietors and whose voters were taken captive by way of Adolf Hitler's German military. It used to be the most monumentally unselfish issues one staff of individuals ever did for one more. -Andy A. Rooney, deepest, usa military.
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F the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. As the fighting progressed Meyer thrust more men and tanks into the battle. Authie was partially surrounded and its defenders either killed, wounded or taken prisoner. A few escaped north through the shellfire to Buron which was also being attacked by infantry and tanks from the south - - - - - - - - - - - - - 31 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - THE CANADIANS AND THE NORMANDY LANDINGS - - - - and west. By late afternoon the area between Authie, Buron and further north to Les Buissons was receiving the undivided attention of Colonel Meyer's tanks, artillery and infantry.
L"he author, Dr. Reginald Roy was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. During the Second World War he saw service in Canada, the Mediterranean and Northwest Europe. After the war Dr. P. Stacey and helped write the official history of the Canadian Army, 1939-45. From 1959 to the late 1980s he taught history at the University of Victoria. Now retired, Dr. Reginald Roy is the Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel of 741 (Victoria) Coinmunication Squadron.
Between the beaches and the furthest patrols inland there were still enemy fortified posts holding out. Scattered fighting would continue during the night. On the Canadian right contact had been made with the British 50th Division but on the left there was still a considerable gap between the Canadians and the British assault division headed for Caen. The German Response The most pressing priority for the Allies at the end of D-Day was to consolidate their gains and ensure that the anticipated German counterattack was defeated.