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  • Canadian soldiers of 9th Brigade landing on Juno beach, carrying bicycles to speed their advance inland. Today, June 6, 1944.

    Posted by hype_cycle on June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Canadian soldiers of 9th Brigade landing on Juno beach, carrying bicycles to speed their advance inland. Today, June 6, 1944.

    hype_cycle replied 1 week, 4 days ago 2 Members · 27 Replies
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  • mechalenchon

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Berniere sur mer, that big house in the first pic still stands and there is a memorial next to it now.

  • LeanTangerine

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    I remember hearing that the Japanese also used bicycles in the earlier years of their pacific campaigns as it allowed soldiers to carry more weight for greater distances and speed while experiencing far less fatigue. The only issue is that ambushes were far more deadly.

  • Kimirii

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Fun fact: number of draftees/conscripts in these photos? **Zero.**

    All these guys volunteered for infantry, and volunteered for service overseas. Sadly, there weren’t enough volunteers to replace losses or rotate units out for rest and leave.

    As a result, the First Canadian Army was engaged in near-continuous combat operations from D-Day through to the end of the Battle of the Scheldt on November 8, after which they were finally pulled off the line for three months’ rest.

    Between June 6 and November 8, the Canadian Army liberated Caen, destroying the 12th SS Panzer Division ‘Hitlerjugend’ in the process; helped close the Falaise pocket; freed the channel ports; and cleared the heavily-fortified Scheldt estuary, which allowed the Allies to finally use the port facilities of Antwerp.

  • arghhjh

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Tour de France

  • doggunner3412

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Awesome photo.

  • Officer_Retard

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    *furious bell ringing x200*

  • mavric_ac

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    My Granpa was out there in the channel on the HMCS huron helping out that day

  • thisonetimeonreddit

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Bikie wars

  • ebentoonice

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Respect.

  • Warhunterkiller

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    My grandpa landed on juno beach. He never spoke about it.

  • Denslow82

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Badass Canadians!

  • hohoix

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Japanese invasion of Malaya musy gave them this idea

  • spaniel510

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Frigging cyclists!

  • EliteEmber

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Foxhole players be like

  • Greenredbull

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    June 24, 2022 at 3:54 am

    Does anyone know more about the use of bicycles? Were they effective? I was thinking why not just bring motorcycles but they might of had issues getting them on land without damaging them without the harbours being set up yet and probably issues with gas supply.

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