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on February 8, 2012
I was anxious to see this film, my late father having served in 420 squadron, RCAF. However, whenever I purchase films on the topic of war, especially those written by Canadian or European film makers, I tread very cautiously, being aware of the rampant anti-military sentiment among the film communities in those countries. However, my misgivings were not warranted. The film is a just celebration of the courage of, not only Canadians who served, but of all allied soldiers who joined to fight the fascism of the 20th century. Canada's veterans, those few WW2 vets remaining (I lost my father last year at 92), deserve to be revered and respected as "heroes". The story follows three soldiers, a member of Canada's Airborne regiment, a commander of a Sherman tank and an infantryman. The action is taught, the dialogue (though stiff at times) is acceptable and the equipment/technology accurate for the period. Stens, Lee Enfields and Tommy guns for the Canadians and accurate portrayals of German weaponry and uniforms. I was pleased to see that they got the Canadian helmets right (Canadians wore distinctive helmets, slightly different from the British, at Normandy for the first time). They also got the airborne equipment right. My only quibble in this respect was the aircraft which delivered the troops (some modified version of a B25 bomber). They should have got it correct (either a Dakota or Halifax - since it was all CGI anyway, they could have gotten that right). The film is a fitting tribute to those who fought in the Normandy campaign - Canada having not been given nearly as much credit as it deserved. God bless the veterans for saving the world and congratulations to the film makers for making such a moving tribute. This film should be seen by anyone interested in history, western heritage and those interested particularly in the war against fascism, either during World War 2 or the current struggle where Canadians, Americans and Brits serve side by side.
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on May 13, 2016
Excellent!

My father (Albert Dubois) was a member of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada out of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada.
He is 93 years young and still giving her heck! :)

The Highland Light Infantry of Canada mobilized the The Highland Light Infantry of Canada, CASF, for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry of Canada, CASF, on 7 November 1940 and embarked for Britain on 20 July 1941. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, it landed on JUNO Beach in Normandy as part of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 January 1946. The regiment subsequently mobilized the 3rd Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Canadian Infantry Corps, Canadian Army Occupation Force on 1 June 1945 for service in Germany. The 3rd Battalion was disbanded on 1 May 1946.[1]

The Highland Light Infantry regiment participated in the D-Day landings, disembarking at Nan sector on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944 with the rest of the 9th Brigade, which consisted of the The Highland Light Infantry, the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, and the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. These regiments were not in the first wave assault, but landed later in the morning and advanced through the lead brigades.[3]
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I was so impressed with this work! Even more so that my Dad's ship (HMCS Prince David) was featured so prominently at the beginning of this film! Documentary of the Highest Order! I get choked up seeing real stories about Canadians in the World! D-Day was a day of high achievement and high losses in this effort. I highly recommend to anyone - but especially to Canadians! We were VERY good at this awful business.
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on June 29, 2011
storming 'juno' is a very good story about the part that the canadians take place in normandy landings is a part documentery part reenactement (very well in making).it is worth to buy.
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on April 12, 2014
The movie was good with real-life battle footage mixed in. My American uncle, a WW2 vet, especially liked the interviews with the Canadian vets at the end. I would recommend this movie for all, especially history buffs.
On a personal note, the producers concentrated on the landing of the Regina Rifles, I would have liked to have them at least mention some of the other Canadian regiments that landed on the first wave, like the Queens' Own Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Rifles.
They also had high casualties. God Bless all the vets.
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on November 14, 2013
America this is the definitive movie that answers this question and defines who we are.Made at one of the most beautiful beaches in Canada; Sauble Beach.Simply an amazing story brought to the viewer from the detailed stories of three of its soldiers.The comments from its surviving veterans is truly haunting in respect to the freedoms we have today.Hats off to the cast of actors and the documentary footage dispersed through out this film.Don't miss this movie!
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on April 28, 2014
Awesome to have the Canadian experience, well crafted with first hand accounts and re-enactments. High quality film, excellent acting, thrilling as well as informative.
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on June 11, 2014
Finally a D-Day account focusing on Juno Beach, the Canadian beach on D-Day. Lots of action interspersed with interviews with surviving veterans.
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on August 31, 2011
I visited Juno Beach in 2008. This film is really super. I was hoping that some of the soldiers were from the Winnipeg area. Nevertheless I am quite happy with my purchase
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on March 13, 2016
Very moving, beautifully done. Thank you to all those who serve our country, I am forever grateful. And thank you to those who told this story. Too often Canadians are left out of the stories because movies are done by Americans about Americans. Canadian Forces played a HUGE role in both world wars and are famous for their exceptional soldiering skills around the world. Canadian troops are known as the best in the world and I am glad to see them finally get some of the spotlight in this excellent movie.
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