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The View from Point 67: Canada’s Killing Fields in the Second Half of the Battle of Normandy
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians flocked to Juno Beach and Overlord historic sites in Normandy related to the famous June 1944 events. Fewer travelled inland in search of the Canadian Army’s experience in July and August when ground force commitments quadrupled and combat intensified. The Canadian Battlefields Foundation (CBF) viewing area and memorial site at Point 67 is the launch pad for Lee Windsor’s reflection on 26 years of visits there with veterans, students, soldiers, and teachers. The location fuels red hot discussions of how the second half of the Battle of Normandy matters in Canada’s history. The ground visible from that commanding lookoff is the epicentre of controversy and a place where both sides practiced savagely sophisticated, technologically-enhanced killing.

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Jun 30, 2021 07:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lee Windsor
Associate Professor @University of New Brunswick
LEE WINDSOR is an Associate Professor of History and holds the Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies at the University of New Brunswick’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. He studied under Terry Copp for his MA and drove for Terry and his wife, Linda, during the first "experimental" CBF Study Tour in 1995. Publications include "Kandahar Tour" (with David Charters and Brent Wilson), "Steel Cavalry", and "Loyal Gunners" (with Roger Sarty and Marc Milner).