On D-Day, 6th June 1944, the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, with 9th Brigade, was to land on code name Nan Red beach right behind the first wave, but instead were redirected to Nan White (White beach was the town of Bernières- sur-Mer) as a result of battling choppy waters, high waves and rain; consequently, they arrive later that morning, just after 1100 hours. Gathering in Bernières, the Highland Light Infantry, was expected to mount their bicycles and follow behind a rapid advance of tanks and mounted infantry. However, there was further delay as they waited for the tanks to knock out hidden field guns which had already hit three of their own M-10 self-propelled guns. Eventually, along with all Canadian units, they continued to press towards their D Day objective.
The Highland Light Infantry
This portrait is part of a series entitled “Storming Juno”.
• It is an open edition and printed on water colour paper using archival inks.
• The size is 12”x18” (for easy to find standard framing).
• The print and certificate of authenticity is signed by the artist Silvia Pecota.
• It is packaged in a clear envelope + archival board and shipped flat.