Not a lot of people know about the Canadians at Juno, but they endured the second deadliest fight only to omaha beach. Does anyone think they could make the Canadian beach?
i tried to use radiant and i have no idea how even after using the tutorials, but if you made Juno beach, i think it would make for exciting gaemplay. using british skins (because the weapons are the same), the allies have to cross a low beach with no obstacles like on omaha, make it to the low concrete wall, then thru gardens and lawns to take houses, the cross roads and a few pillboxes at the town of Courseulles. th germans have mg42s and artillery hidden in buildings disguised as real houses, shooting out from the cellar or upper windows.
links to photos.
and good sites for information: http://www.stormpages.com/junobeach/ http://search.eb.com/normandy/week2/Juno_Beach.html
i think this would be an excellent map if it was made.
Really, I thought they virtually walked on to the beach while facing little resistance.
vortex22Really, I thought they virtually walked on to the beach while facing little resistance.
If you consider Mg-42's as little resistance, your insane. I would like to see you virtually walk onto a beach while im shooting at you with a mg-42, lets see how long you last.
actually no, they had a tough time, losing 50% of all men in just the first wave. but anyway...i would really like to see this map created if anyone would like to make it.
p4SkitzoIf you consider Mg-42's as little resistance, your insane. I would like to see you virtually walk onto a beach while im shooting at you with a mg-42, lets see how long you last.
One or two MG42s are considered little resistance in war, especially when there are hundereds of sodiers around. I'm not saying they had an easy time, but it wasn't nearly as difficult as the other beaches.
actually it was...the Canadians didn't have obstacles to hide behind because the tide was high. MG fire raked from many windows of "fake houses" which were pillboxes painted with fake windows doors, and shudders. The Canadian forces were put against the second most heavily defended beach in Normandy (Omaha Beach was the most heavily defended beach). 11 heavy batteries of 155mm guns 9 medium batteries of 75mm guns The Germans were station in heavily fortified bunkers and pillboxes across the beach with all the guns aimed down the beach so anything on the beach was going to get hit by something. The strongest point along Juno beach was Corseulles-sur-mer. It was not only the most heavily fortified position along the Canadian beach it was the most heavily guarded section along any of the British beaches. The Canadians would not only have to face heavy artillery and machine gun fire, the seawall at the end of the beach was almost twice the size of the one the Americans would face on Omaha Beach. In the water was a heavy minefield that would eventually damage a large number of Canadian transports trying to hit the shore. The pillboxes and bunkers just off the beach were all supported by an extensive network of trenches, barb wire and machine gun pits. The Canadians would suffer %50 causality rates during the first hour attacking the Germans on Juno Beach. http://www.stormpages.com/junobeach/d_day.html Also The Canadians would push farther inland on D-Day than any other army that landed on the Normandy shore. As John Keegan said, "At the end of the day its forward elements stood deeper into France than those of any other division." Stephen Ambrose concludes that statement with, "Insofar as the opposition the Canadians faced was stronger than at any other beach save Omaha, that was an accomplishment in which the whole nation could take considerable pride."
canada lost 2000 men on that beach, they faced massive resistence (but most americans will beg to differ), and canada pushed farther in-land than the british and americans *EDIT* oops, it looks like all this has been said before
I don't want to argue with any Canadians out there because they probably know better about that beach than me, being an American and all. Come to think about, maybe that was Gold beach i was talking about. :uhoh:
yea, anyway SOMEONE MAKE JUNO BEACH PLEASE ,, see the links for reference
Originally Posted by Hellzapoppin the Canadians didn't have obstacles to hide behind because the tide was high.
Actually, the Allies attacked at low tide so ALL of the beaches would have been at low tide, not just some of them. And dude, the link from your previous post says that "they were soon off the beach and engaged in street fighting" and "casulaties on the beach were few." They also pushed farther inland because they had light resistance on the beach. You are right that casualty rates were high, as it says in the link, but most of them occured after they had broken through. :nodding: