A Canadian soldier uses a "Hedgehog" as a seat as he cleans out sand from his Lee Enfield rifle after surviving the D-Day landings on Juno Beach, June 6th, 1944. The Canadians had their long awaited redemption moment after the disastrous raid at Dieppe in 1942. The Raid at Dieppe was the Allies way to help the Canadians get some combat experience while capturing valuable intelligence on Hitler's Atlantic Wall. They landed under withering fire and quickly the plan went to hell. The majority of the invasion force were killed on the beaches and the wounded were captured. Even though the raid was a momentous failure, it provided the Allies a valuable lessen. How the German defenses were built and how they worked and also how many casualties were to be expected. On Juno they met much less resistance compared to Dieppe and resistance was sporadic. The beach and the surrounding area was quickly captured but that was just the beginning. Ahead of them lied Caen, which would become one of the bloodiest, costliest, and prolonged battles in Western Europe during the war. I colorized this image myself and feedback would always be appreciated. Someone a while back asked for this to be colorized and whoever that was DM me again so I can send it to you!