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OldMonkei #1 Posted May 24 2019 - 20:16

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Are you friggin serious?? Wish to tell my father who was shot, captured and held as a POW in germany and his brother who died in Italy there were no Canadians involved in D-Day??? But you have a French Flag... Really??

 

 

 

CANADA AT D-DAY

1944

Canada was a full partner in the success of the Allied landings in Normandy (‘D- Day’

 

Determined to end four years of often-brutal German occupation, on 6 June 1944, Allied forces invaded Western Europe along an 80-kilometre front in Normandy, France. Of the nearly 150,000 Allied troops who landed or parachuted into the invasion area, 14,000 were Canadians. They assaulted a beachfront code-named “Juno”, while Canadian paratroopers landed just east of the assault beaches. Although the Allies encountered German defences bristling with artillery, machine guns, mines, and booby-traps, the invasion was a success.

 

Other Canadians helped achieve this victory. The Royal Canadian Navy contributed 110 ships and 10,000 sailors in support of the landings while the R.C.A.F. had helped prepare the invasion by bombing targets inland. On D- Day and during the ensuing campaign, 15 R.C.A.F. fighter and fighter-bomber squadrons helped control the skies over Normandy and attacked enemy targets. On D-Day, Canadians suffered 1074 casualties, including 359 killed.

 

 


Edited by OldMonkei, May 24 2019 - 20:32.


SparkyGT #2 Posted May 24 2019 - 20:17

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Disgraceful is what it is

PTwr #3 Posted May 24 2019 - 20:18

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Sorry mate, only four flag posts on building, they had to prioritize.

shurick #4 Posted May 24 2019 - 20:21

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View PostPTwr, on May 24 2019 - 19:18, said:

Sorry mate, only four flag posts on building, they had to prioritize.

 

However, WG WILL GLADLY take Canadian dollars if you ever want to buy that Gold Type 59 for 25k!

SparkyGT #5 Posted May 24 2019 - 20:25

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View Postshurick, on May 24 2019 - 12:21, said:

 

However, WG WILL GLADLY take Canadian dollars if you ever want to buy that Gold Type 59 for 25k!

 

only worth 25k if it makes douible the xp and credits of normal type59

rockbutcher #6 Posted May 24 2019 - 20:34

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That's just the Russian thing.  I've worked with a bunch of them and they all think they won WWII singlehandedly based on their (own) bodycount.

Kliphie #7 Posted May 24 2019 - 20:35

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It's a recycle of the VE Day hanger

bockscar43 #8 Posted May 24 2019 - 20:55

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Wot should have displayed all allied flags that participated in D-Day, just good sense and business...penny wise pound foolish.

FearTheBadger #9 Posted May 24 2019 - 20:57

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Agree not cool.  Dad fought in war 

NL_Celt #10 Posted May 24 2019 - 21:36

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Yah, pretty pathetic historically. There were 5 beaches. Two American, two British and one Canadian. The French were there too, of course. They lived there, waiting to be freed. And we freed them!

Edited by NL_Celt, May 24 2019 - 21:37.


MiddleAgedNoob #11 Posted May 24 2019 - 21:42

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View PostNL_Celt, on May 24 2019 - 15:36, said:

Yah, pretty pathetic historically. There were 5 beaches. Two American, two British and one Canadian. The French were there too, of course. They lived there, waiting to be freed. And we freed them!

 

According to wikipedia, there were elements of the Free French naval forces at Juno and Free French Green Berets at Sword.

maddogatc #12 Posted May 24 2019 - 21:46

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View PostOldMonkei, on May 24 2019 - 14:16, said:

Are you friggin serious?? Wish to tell my father who was shot, captured and held as a POW in germany and his brother who died in Italy there were no Canadians involved in D-Day??? But you have a French Flag... Really??

 

 

 

CANADA AT D-DAY

1944

Canada was a full partner in the success of the Allied landings in Normandy (‘D- Day’

 

Determined to end four years of often-brutal German occupation, on 6 June 1944, Allied forces invaded Western Europe along an 80-kilometre front in Normandy, France. Of the nearly 150,000 Allied troops who landed or parachuted into the invasion area, 14,000 were Canadians. They assaulted a beachfront code-named “Juno”, while Canadian paratroopers landed just east of the assault beaches. Although the Allies encountered German defences bristling with artillery, machine guns, mines, and booby-traps, the invasion was a success.

 

Other Canadians helped achieve this victory. The Royal Canadian Navy contributed 110 ships and 10,000 sailors in support of the landings while the R.C.A.F. had helped prepare the invasion by bombing targets inland. On D- Day and during the ensuing campaign, 15 R.C.A.F. fighter and fighter-bomber squadrons helped control the skies over Normandy and attacked enemy targets. On D-Day, Canadians suffered 1074 casualties, including 359 killed.

 

 

 

Hear, Hear!

 

I must also point out that by nightfall of D-Day the Canadian Army advanced further inland than any other allied force.

 

 



Harvester_0f_Sorrow #13 Posted May 24 2019 - 22:04

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View Postrockbutcher, on May 24 2019 - 11:34, said:

That's just the Russian thing.  I've worked with a bunch of them and they all think they won WWII singlehandedly based on their (own) bodycount.

 

They almost did, they also almost lost to the germans. I am Canadian and I agree that our flag should be there, our soldiers were fighting and dying there 2 years before the US. My Grandfather was one of them.

What the Russians did to their own people was brutal but they would have lost if they didn't.



NL_Celt #14 Posted May 25 2019 - 02:01

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View PostMiddleAgedNoob, on May 24 2019 - 17:12, said:

 

According to wikipedia, there were elements of the Free French naval forces at Juno and Free French Green Berets at Sword.

 

Not surprised. Good on them. But naval forces? Maybe navy personnel, perhaps some ships transferred to France? Never heard of this but you never know.

MiddleAgedNoob #15 Posted May 25 2019 - 04:01

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View PostNL_Celt, on May 24 2019 - 20:01, said:

 

Not surprised. Good on them. But naval forces? Maybe navy personnel, perhaps some ships transferred to France? Never heard of this but you never know.

 

I'm only repeating what I'm reading from Wikipedia.  Some of the ships were French that has sought refugee after the French-German Armistice and then seized by the British and turned over to the Free French.

 



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View PostMiddleAgedNoob, on May 24 2019 - 23:31, said:

 

I'm only repeating what I'm reading from Wikipedia.  Some of the ships were French that has sought refugee after the French-German Armistice and then seized by the British and turned over to the Free French.

 

 

Makes sense. Just never heard this or read anything about it. Or maybe just forget.

grandthefttankV #17 Posted May 26 2019 - 00:34

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I recall a few years ago they were handing out canadian flag emblems for completing missions or something. I had like 30 of them in my garage. Then after one of the patches, they all went missing.

Nonamanadus #18 Posted May 26 2019 - 04:09

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My guess is that the Soviet censorship over the decades is the problem...... 

537dL #19 Posted May 26 2019 - 04:12

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op is correct, but this is, after all, just a game run by a pretty dishonest / poorly run company

it's unfortunate, but not surprising

what will be surprising is if this game is still going in two years



spy1309 #20 Posted May 26 2019 - 22:11

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To all fellow canadians you kind of fail canadian history.....the canadian flag as we know it was created feb 15, 1965, from 1921 to 1957 they used the so called Canadian Red Ensign there was no canadian flag per say.
Also canadians fought under british command part of BEF same as Australian s, indians etc countrys part of the commonwealth.
Well thats what you get when you were a british subject back then.

You have balls to fight the british ( ie Americans) you get independence, country and a flag.....you like a queen to pet you on the head you get the british royal screw up.






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