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Mystery D-Day soldier featured on silver coin ID'd as Nova Scotia man

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Mystery D-Day soldier featured on silver coin ID'd as Nova Scotia man

A reassuring pat on the shoulder and a glance back at a fellow soldier. A fleeting act of camaraderie shared between two Canadian soldiers just seconds before they joined their comrades and stormed Juno Beach in France on D-Day.

"We felt that that image certainly represented sort of the soldiers of the day. There was a lot of meaning in that image, it's very powerful," said Ian Graham with the Royal Canadian Mint.

That moment recorded on grainy black and white film lasted only a second, but it was enough to inspire the design of the Royal Canadian Mint's 2019 proof silver dollar, commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

But no one knew the identity of the soldier who was glancing back, until now.

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Just because I was alive when D-Day happened and because the story made me feel good.
 

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Must be shocking for our American posters to find out that other countries fought on D-Day ;)
 

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Must be shocking for our American posters to find out that other countries fought on D-Day ;)

What you have to remember is that if it hadn't been for the Americans and the Germans the Commies would have been successful in their attempt to conquer Europe in WWII.
 

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What you have to remember is that if it hadn't been for the Americans and the Germans the Commies would have been successful in their attempt to conquer Europe in WWII.

Sure...
 

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I've lost the link but there was a survey done about historical knowledge and a significant percentage (which means more than 5%) of the Americans surveyed DID think that the US and Germany were on the same side in WWI (which they fought against a Russian invasion of Europe).
 
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