very true tennasse...its so much better when the soldiers speak in your native language,despite me hating call of duty i thought the mission pegasus bridge was quite good,no doubt because it was soldiers from my country fighting
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TennesseeTitans:
Canadian soldiers did their part, as did all of our othe Allies. However, I doubt U.S. paratroopers would go aroung talking about Canadians. We didn't win it alone, everyone in the U.S. acknowledges that despite what some of y'all may think. Most games focus on the U.S. because most of the game companies are here in the U.S. and are displaying their patriotism. Americans want to play as U.S. soldiers, just as the British and the Canadians want to play as the British and the Canadian- that's just natural. Hopefully, some talented modders could create a mod from a different perspective (assuming a SDK is released). Regardless, I think this game will be great. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
See most gaming companies are going to aim for the biggest majority of gamers, which is in America and Eurpe, plus I don't even think that the Brit's will be in this game since this game is based off a true story of the 101st Airborne, which is an American unit, there really won't be any other countries except for the enemy
ill wager GIs met TOMMIES around caan and the surrounding countryside,in HD2 the brits join a usa unit to attack the enemies so why not
There were indeed Canadian Paratroopers in WWII. The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion was tasked to 3rd Brigade, 6th Airborne Division of the UK. In fact, Canada's paratroopers had the benefit of training both in the US and in the UK.
They also dropped an hour before the rest of the 3rd Brigade on D-Day to secure the DZ and were the first Canadians in France on the 6th of June.
If you wish to learn more about the 1st Canadian Para, try http://www.1stcanpara.org/
Also, Canadians did not fight alone in Italy. The invasion of Sicily consisted of American, British and Canadians. The Italian Campaign also used troops from Poland, France, India and New Zealand. Claiming anything else would be a disservice to the men who fought for these countries in much the same way we Canadians feel when we are snubbed by American media.
One more point to clear up is that you will never see a WWII maple leaf in the form of the Canadian flag as it exists today because it simply did not exist in WWII. Canada used the Union Jack until the Red Ensign was ordered to be flown in 1943 by the RCAF and in 1944 by the Canadian Army. The current flag of Canada was not made official until 1957.
It's a shame our school systems don't teach Canadian history of any substance to our children.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by doughboy_bia:
Perfect example about not teaching history in Canada. I screwed up the official date of the Maple Leaf. 1965, not 1957.
"Fifteen minutes after midnight on June 6, the first of 23,000 U.S., British, and Canadian paratroopers and glider troops plunged into the darkness over Normandy"
I stand corrected.
Take off, eh!
Oh, well yes I am wrong, I admit, but still, this is about an American unit so....
their was canadians that para dropped on d-day. they were the 1st airborne battalion and the 6th airborne as well as the royal canadian airborne regiment. they landed n, ne of the americans. they captured the bridge u mite know from call of duty(pegasus bridge).and helped the americans capture some towns as some of the canadians were dropped in the wrong dzs.
The canadians landed on Juno beach. The winnipeg rifles and the regina rifles landed first.i believe the queens own also landed or either para dropped. canada was the first nation to sieze a buliding in normandy. canada then went up 2 10 miles inland i believe after landin on the beach. we also faced 2 panzer divisions.
canada was told 2 halt 2 wait up for the rest of the allies. 3 days after the invasion canada attacked the town of caen. it took 5-7 days i believe 2 capture as their were ss and panzer divisions inside the town.
i know canada isnt really mentioned alot during ww2 games or even just war games period but its becaseu canada doesnt like 2 be all jocky like about it about our victorys and such. we like to keep our pride, honor and such to ourselves.
so basically canada contributed majorly in ww2 and even 2 today, its that u dont really hear about it becaseu like i said be4 canada keeps 2 ourselves about honor and pride and such...
and isnt ubisoft located in canada(montreal, quebec)? i believe it is.