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Juno Beach and Beyond
Juno Beach Centre
Juno Beach and Beyond is Canada's first Second World War podcast. Discover Canadian stories from the war that changed the world.
Feb 10, 2021
Canadian Army Logistics with Arthur Gullachsen
The Canadian Army in Northwest Europe was the largest field force ever assembled by Canada. Between late summer 1944 and spring 1945, Canadian troops liberated great swaths of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. They also joined with other Allied troops in the invasion of Nazi Germany from the west. Casualties were heavy, and the military...
Jan 13, 2021
Mackenzie King in Hitler’s Germany with Robert Teigrob
The road to the Second World War in Europe is well documented. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis came to power in 1933 and proceeded to rearm Germany. These actions challenged the Treaty of Versailles that concluded the First World War. On March 7, 1936 German troops occupied the Rhineland, a demilitarized sector in western Germany....
Dec 16, 2020
The Dieppe Enigma with David O’Keefe
Dieppe is a fishing port on the Normandy coast built along a long cliff overlooking the English Channel. On 19 August 1942, Canadian, British, American, and Free French troops staged a raid against the German-occupied town and nearby seaside villages. The result was a disaster. In one morning, 3,367 Canadian soldiers were killed, wounded, or...
Nov 11, 2020
Rebroadcast: Remembrance Day 1944 with Matthew Halton
Remembrance doesn’t stop for a pandemic. We can still wear poppies and visit cenotaphs or war memorials on our own time. We can watch the national ceremony on TV or by live steam and we can still observe two minutes of silence at 11am. Remembrance is personal. We can all stop to reflect and remember...
Nov 4, 2020
Black Canadian Veterans with Kathy Grant
2020 has been a challenging year. Amid the pandemic, the deaths of African-Americans like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement led to the rise of the #BlackLivesMatter movement across the world. In Canada, these events have forced our society to reflect inwardly on our treatment of Black Canadians, both in...
Oct 7, 2020
Passing the Torch with Juno Beach Centre Guides
Anyone who has visited the Juno Beach Centre has likely had an encounter with one of our Canadian student guides. Our founding veterans wanted to ensure that all visitors receive a friendly Canadian greeting when they walk into the museum. These veterans were mainly in their late teens or early 20s when they stepped onto...
Sep 2, 2020
The Fight for History with Tim Cook
In the summer of 1998, the epic war film Saving Private Ryan was in theatres. Its portrayal of the American landings at Omaha Beach on D-Day hooked audiences for a story underlining American exceptionalism in the “good” war. In reflection, one Canadian journalist asked what the film would have been like had Canadians made it...
Aug 5, 2020
War Junk with Alex Souchen
The Second World War was a war of peoples and machines. After the high blood price of the First World War, nations like Britain, the United States, and Canada turned to technology to defeat the Axis powers. Steel, not flesh was the mantra, and Canada became the fourth-largest Allied producer of war material. The Allies...
Jul 1, 2020
Missing Airmen with Sean Summerfield
In the summer of 1945, the war in Europe was over, but the search for airmen who had gone missing over nearly six years had just begun. While hundreds of thousands of Canadian service personnel returned to Canada and demobilized, Canadians who had lost family and friends during the war grieved. Yet others held out...
Jun 3, 2020
Rebroadcast: Canada’s D-Day Story
Seventy-six years ago, Canadians participated in one of the most formative events of the 20th century. The airborne and seaborne landings in Normandy on June 6th 1944 saw American, British, Canadian and other Allied forces return to France to stay for the first time since 1940. D-Day was a great and tragic day. The success...
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