History Browser

Search Results

Subject > Armed Forces > Land Forces

Organization > Veterans Affairs Canada

Brookwood Memorial

Type: DocumentImage

This memorial commemorates 3,475 men and women of the land forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who died during the Second World War and whose names could not appropriately be recorded on any of the campaign memorials in the different theatres of war. The names of 199 Canadians form the second largest total of those remembered here.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Canada and Normandy

Type: Document

A commentary on the vital role Canadians played in the battle of Normandy and ultimately the defeat of Hitlerism, including the price they payed in casualties.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Battle in the Liri Valley - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

In 1944, Canadian and American forces successfully assaulted two major German lines of defence in their drive to capture Rome. The operation developed into a pursuit and Rome fell to the Americans in June.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Italian Campaign

Type: Document

Brief discussion of the latter days of World War Two and Canadian soldiers' active and important part in the campaign in Sicily and the Italian peninsula.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Ellen Blanche (Landry) Bennett - My Grandmother's Wartime Diary - Canada and the Second World War

Type: Document

The end of the war was not the happiest time for the people of Halifax. The overcrowded city experienced rioting, looting, and an explosion, which forced part of the city to be evacuated for several days.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Road to Falaise

Type: Document

A description of the Canadians' attempts to block the German Army's escape route at Falaise, France, in August of 1944.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Introduction to the Battle of the Scheldt

Type: Document

During World War Two, the First Canadian Army was assigned the task of clearing the coastal areas in northwestern Europe and opening the channel ports for vital supplies. This site looks at the initial events of this endeavour.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Western Holland

Type: Document

Description of the final days of the Rhineland Campaign, the liberation of Holland, and the surrender of Germany ending the war in Europe.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Closing the Gap - Normandy 1944

Type: Document

An account of the Canadians' role in closing the Falaise Gap, the German line of retreat in Normandy, France. Major David Currie, commander of the South Alberta Regiment, was later awarded a Victoria Cross for his courage and devotion to duty during this crucial battle.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Conquest of Sicily - Canada and the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

In 1943 the Canadian troops participated in the Allied assault on Sicily, a prelude to the invasion of mainland Europe. The campaign was a success and the Canadians performed well, advancing farther than any other Allied formation there.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada