The Canadian War Museum is hosting new exhibitions and events to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

“D-Day marks the start of an important campaign that helped to end the Second World War,” James Whitham, the director general of the Canadian War Museum, said in a media release.

On June 6, 1944, around 150,000 Allied soldiers landed on five beaches in Normandy, France to begin the liberation of Europe from Nazi occupation.

Almost 15,000 Canadians landed on D-Day at Juno Beach with about 5,000 killed during the Battle of Normandy and 381 perishing on June 6 alone.

“Eighty years after Canadian soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy, we still remember their service and sacrifice,” Whitham said.

Beginning June 3, the panel exhibition Invasion! – Canadians and the Battle Of Normandy, 1944 will feature photographs and seven personal narratives relating to the history and legacy of D-Day.

This exhibit will run until Nov. 12 and is available online June 6.

A lecture titled D-Day and the Battle of Normandy: 80 Years On will be held at the museum on June 6 at 7 p.m. in the Barney Danson Theatre.

Three historians will discuss the campaign and its enduring legacy along with showcasing historical photographs, film, art and more.

The film D-Day: Normandy, 1944 will also screen in the Barney Danson Theatre. On Thursday to Sunday from June 6 to 23, visitors can watch the film on the hour.

The film uses live action, CGI and animation to show how the campaign changed the course of the war.