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'For the freedom of others': Montreal D-Day pilot receives France's Legion of Honour

from CBC News

Montreal D-Day veteran Dr. Peter Roper is now officially a Knight of France's Legion of Honour, though it's a distinction the 94-year-old insists he doesn't deserve. As he sees it, he was just "a parcel" that fell from the sky when his Typhoon fighter-bomber was shot down over Normandy on June 7, 1944; the French villagers who rescued him took the real risks. Presided over by France's consul-general to Montreal, Catherine Feuillet, the awarding of France's highest honour to Roper in Montreal this week brought together three generations of his family and saw Feuillet joined by the consuls-general of the United Kingdom, Belgium and Germany. more

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