Lance Goddard has worked in television for nearly 20 years. His first book, D-Day: Juno Beach, Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny, accompanied the TV documentary of the same name, which he also produced, became an instant bestseller.
Many have called it the most important event of the twentieth century - and Canada played a key role. When Canadian troops landed at Juno Beach, they faced some of the fiercest opposition of the attack, and yet they managed to advance further inland than all the other Allied forces. D-Day: Juno Beach, Canadaâ€™s 24 Hours of Destiny chronicles that momentous day hour-by-hour, through the words of the men themselves. With more than 300 illustrations, this is a vivid remembrance of one of Canadaâ€™s greatest military achievements.
"This is another must read. By the time I had finished Juno Beach - Canada's 24 hours of Destiny, I was dumping sand out of my shoes."
Frank Paulter, Medicine Hat News Book Club, June 4, 2004.
"[A] glowing tribute to those who sacrificed life and soul in liberating a country from tyranny."
Shelf Life, September 2004
"Goddard has done an admirable job in giving the people who actually did the fighting an opportunity to speak for themselves. Canadians need to hear their stories. As well as being a must-buy for every Canadian home, D-Day: Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny should be required reading in every high-school."
-BGen James Cox, FrontLine Magazine, August 2004
"It's a fascinating book full of photos and it tells in detail the sacrifices made by the many young Canadian soldiers."