The map covers the Canadian & British Landings on DDay at Gold, Juno and Sword beaches, as well as the 6th Airborne Division Drop Zone.
On the morning of the 6th of June 1944, the 7th and 8th Canadian Infantry Brigades of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, supported by the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade landed at Juno Beach. After relieving the French towns of Bernieres and Courseulles from German occupation, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division pushed South towards the City of Caen. Caen had been assigned as the Canadian Divisions furthest objective on DDay, with elements of the 1st Hussars and The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada reaching the outskirts of the City by the end of the day. But Caen would not fall so easily. Counter-attacks by two Panzer Divisions would provide stubborn resistance to the Canadians and British who would wrestle for control of the city weeks after it was supposed to be secured.