The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment landed at 'Nan Red' beach near St. Aubin at 8:10. The assault engineers and the DD tanks of 'C' Squadron, Fort Garry Horse, accompanied the regiment. Once the LCA's landed, the troops headed across the 300 feet of shore to the cover of the beach wall. Using bangalore torpedoes, they blasted their way forward and were at close quarters with the Germans. The Sherman tanks gave good supporting fire, as the North Shores advanced slowly through the fields of enemy mortars, machine gun fire and snipers.
As the remaining 13 tanks worked closely with the infantry, St Aubin was soon under control.
And after four hours of bitter fighting for the North Shores, they succeeded in taking the strong-point.
The North Shores suffered 125 casualties on that D-Day.
The North Shore Regiment
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.