Storming Juno

Storming Juno

DVD - 2010
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A riveting and harrowing retelling of the opening hours of the largest seaborne invasion in history-- D-Day. It follows the stories of three Canadians who are amongst the very first Allied soldiers to go into combat. Against overwhelming odds and vastly outnumbered, the men are caught in a bloody and brutal fight for their lives.
Publisher: [Canada] : Entertainment One Films, c2010
Branch Call Number: STO
Characteristics: 1 dvd (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Jan 13, 2017

Chronicles the heroism of a Canadian squadron that stormed Juno Beach during the D-Day invasion in WWII. Semi-documentary style re-enacts through interweaving stories the courage of several Canadians, a paratrooper, tank commander, and army soldier that attacked the beach in a landing craft. Along the way there are hardships, atrocities, and courageous acts. The 2nd part of the film interviews the participants that survived, who now have difficult memories and perspective on what they achieved, and of course, the bitter cost experienced.

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tj_is_cool
Dec 11, 2016

Surprisingly well done D-day movie from the Canadian perspective.

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akirakato
May 27, 2015

This is a 2011 docu-drama by directed by Tim Wolochatiuk, based on the true stories.
It is a Canadian side of the story on the D-Day.
The film follows the episodes of three Canadian soldiers who, against incredible odds, secured a beachhead on D-Day and helped to change the course of the war.
It is a thrilling, engaging and thought-provoking docu-drama and the interviews with the Canadian veterans who actually participated in the D-Day operations.

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KingofAce
Dec 21, 2013

Good World War II movie. First for Canadian veterans who contributed to the defeat of Nazis. Salute to all Allies veterans.

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Keogh
Sep 30, 2013

Better than I might have thought, given that it's a Historica film, and the possibility of manipulative sentimentality might have won out (watch those Heritage Minute bits and you'll know what I mean). This looks at D-Day and Normandy from the soldier's point of view, following several soldiers in infantry, tanks, and paratroopers as they participate in the invasion. There is use of re-enactors playing the parts, but it's the words of these men that drive forward the story. The cinematography- combined with some archival footage is good. What elevates it is the final portion of the documentary, featuring veterans in the present day sharing their own stories of that day.

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Cyborg_Kid
Dec 20, 2012

Very good job -- much better than most war stories. Very proud of our Veterans... should be show in all schools.

howardpoole Mar 05, 2012

A complimentary movie-docudrama to the war. Agreed- the best part is the ending with the vets telling their stories. I hope I never know the feelings these lads had facing the machine gun fire getting out of the carriers.

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trizen
Jan 05, 2012

The motion picture part of the film was over-acted and a bit disappointing, though it was refreshing to see/hear Canadian war stories. The real gem of this film was the end when veterans shared parts of their stories and experiences.

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