On D-Day at 0100 hours, an advance party from the 3rd Parachute Brigade descended over the Normandy countryside between the Orne and Dives rivers – the Allied invasion of Europe had begun. One of the tasks for the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion was to neutralize a strongpoint near Varaville which threatened the landing zones. . .
Attacker: Canadian (Company C, 1st Canadian Parachute Regiment, 3rd Parachute Brigade)