D-Day Series: Part 4. Cover the Beaches (3:26)
The Canadian Tribals played a significant role in eliminating the German Navy’s major surface warships’ threat to the invasion fleet. This video describes the RCN Tribal-class destroyer squadron and their mission of clearing the English Channel of German ships before, during, and after the invasion. A battle between Canadian Destroyers, Haida and Huron, and four German boats near Brest on June 9 is discussed. Also covered are the two Canadian Destroyers, Algonquin and Sioux, that were tasked with shore bombardment at Juno Beach.
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