Encounter at Beny-sur-Mer

Heroes Remember - D-Day

Encounter at Beny-sur-Mer

Transcript
I had occasion to, for one person to come up to me there when we were at Beny-sur-Mer and he said, “I was six years old when they, it, when they landed here,” he said, “at Juno Beach” and he said, “I was six years old.” I said, “Do you remember that?” “Oh yeah,” he said, he remembered. Like, he could speak good English and he said, his parents of course kept him hidden away somewhere but he said, “I remember very well,” he said, “when the people landed here on..” He was six years old. You know, he gave me a big hug which was pretty good. I don't know, just, hopefully the kids today, you know, realize what happened, you know, they learn from it. That's all you can hope for, really.
Description

Mr. Bruce describes a touching encounter with a child survivor of the Allied advance through Beny-sur-Mer, during a post-war pilgrimage.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Duration:
1:10
Person Interviewed:
Robert Bruce
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Branch:
Army
Units/Ship:
Royal Canadian Army Service Corps
Rank:
Private
Occupation:
Truck Driver

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