Zoom Webinar: Lee Windsor on the View from Point 67

Another webinar from the folks at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies that may be of interest to members.

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The View from Point 67: Canada’s Killing Fields in the Second Half of the Battle of Normandy

June 30th, 7:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required, but you do not need a Zoom account to watch.

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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.

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 him 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).


14 July | LCMSDS
Alexander Fitzgerald-Black
“The Air Support Rollercoaster: Canadian Soldiers’ Morale in Normandy”
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28 July | LCMSDS
Dr. Caroline D’Amours
“‘J’irai revoir ma Normandie’: French-Canadian Infantry Units in Normandy”
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11 August | LCMSDS
Dr. Matthew Barrett
“Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944–45”
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25 August | LCMSDS
Marie Eve Vaillancourt, JBC
“Remembering the Canadians in Normandy”
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8 September | LCMSDS
Geoff Hayes
“The Canadians in Normandy: Another Go-Around”
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