Canadian War Diaries of the Normandy Campaign Collection

Biographical and Administrative History

The Battle of Normandy took place between June and the end of August a132790-v61944. Canadians played an integral role in the success of this campaign for the Allied forces. Every unit kept a daily record of events, officially termed the ‘War Diary or Intelligence Summary’. The extent of details provided varies from unit to unit, but they present an over-all narrative of the Canadian experience during the Battle of Normandy. Through research conducted at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), all Canadian war diaries for Normandy have been amassed and presented here for potential researchers, either for academic purposes or out of general interest.

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Physical Description

ca. 6 GB of textual records in pdf format.

Scope and Content

This Collection contains digital copies of Canadian war diaries from the battle of Normandy. These documents were either photographs taken by researchers of the original physical copies, or digitally copied from microfilm reels at the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in Ottawa, Ontario. The documents originate from RG24-C-3, a series within the Department of National Defence fonds. Researchers are asked to cite the original LAC reference when using this material in academic work.


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