Single Screening at the Museum of “Little Black Devils : From Juno to Putot”


19:00 - 20:30

Single screening at Overlord Museum on June 5, 2024 at 7pm – in the presence of the film crew

Film duration: 1h30

Language: French version with English subtitles

Fee: 5 euros

 

After almost three years’ work, and with the help of nearly 200 volunteers, the Maple Leaf Association is proud to present Little Black Devils – From Juno To Putot: the story of the Royal Winnipeg Rifle (one of the battalions of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division) in the early days of Operation Overlord.

Based on the exceptional work of Frederick Jeanne and his book Hold the Oak Line, this film retraces the decisive role played by Canadians in the Battle of Normandy. Through a number of first-hand accounts and witnesses, discover these extraordinary human epics, true links between History and present and future generations. From the English coast to the ordeal of the Juno Beach landing; from the liberation of the village of Creully to the terrible clashes at Putot-en-Bessin with SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 12 « Hitlerjugend », follow these little black devils as they enter the global conflict.

All too often forgotten and given far too little media coverage, this film is designed to highlight the Anglo-Canadian troops who fought hard, died or were wounded, physically or morally, during these confrontations for the liberation of Europe.

« Against any other unit in the world except the Canadians, we would have driven the invasion back into the sea! »

Generalfieldmarschall Erwin Rommel