BC POW ARTHUR COLES

Nearly 9000 Canadians became German POWs during World War II.  These were usually soldiers who were captured during combat, airmen whose aircraft were shot down over enemy territory, sailors picked up from sea after their ships were torpedoed and sunk.  At times,...
D-DAY ~ “THE LONGEST DAY”

D-DAY ~ “THE LONGEST DAY”

6 June 1944 was the day that Operation OVERLORD, the Allied invasion of NAZI-occupied Europe, commenced with an amphibious assault over the Normandy Beaches: Operation NEPTUNE. The term “the longest day” is said to have been coined by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who...