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Attestation Papers and Normandy Landings

june: The veterans were chosen from among the Canadians who died during the first five days of the Normandy landings from June 6 to June 10, 1944 a pivotal step in the march toward Europe's liberation from Nazi Germany, according to Toronto Star. Staff at the centre cultivated the first tranche of addresses from the attestation papers of soldiers the military records of more than 900 Canadians who died during those first days of the Battle of Normandy. The project Postcards from Juno being spearheaded by the Juno Beach Centre, Canada's Second World War museum on Juno Beach, is using postcards to notify people living at select addresses about Second World War veterans who lived at their current location in the 1940s, before heading over to serve in Nazi-occupied France, where they were killed in battle. The project is part of efforts to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944 when 14,000 Canadian soldiers, along with over 140,000 British and American allies, stormed a stretch of beach code named Juno on France's northern coast, creating the largest seaborne invasion in history. The idea of using the last pieces of personal information linked to hundreds of fallen Canadian soldiers to create postcards commemorating their sacrifice was conceived by Mike Bechthold, executive director, Juno Beach Centre Association, which operates the war museum in Normandy. Article Continued Below The personalized postcards include the name, rank, age, and the date of death of the soldier linked to each address. ( As reported in the news.