D-Day, as this day would become known, was the largest amphibious invasion of all time, led to the liberation of France, and marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War. This Heritage Minute tells the story of 47-year-old Major Archie MacNaughton, a First World War veteran and leader of the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment’s A Company. Our story is a tribute to the Canadian soldiers who fought on D-Day – ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.
For more information about D-Day, please visit: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/normandy-feature
For more information about Major Archie MacNaughton, please visit: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/archie-macnaughton
  • Major Archie MacNaughton - Michael Shanks
  • Private Bill Savage – Calum Worthy
  • Narrator – Sonja Smits
  • End Narration – Peter Mansbridge
  • Director – Chris Petry
  • Director of Photography – Nick Thomas
  • Produced by Bamboo Shoots Inc.