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Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

Type: Document

Originally established in 1917 as the Imperial War Graves Commission. Over the years the Canadian War Graves Commission has retained the original principles which are discussed on this site.

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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.

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Canadian Troops in Action - Canadians in Korea

Type: Document

The arrival of the Canadians in February 1951 coincided with the second general United Nations advance towards the 38th Parallel. In this new offensive, the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade was to advance north-east to its final objective, the high ground north-west of Hoengsong.

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Agreement for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

Type: Document

At the start of World War II, the British Government looked to the Dominions for air training help because the United Kingdom did not have the space to accommodate training and operational facilities, and because aerodromes in the United Kingdom were vulnerable to enemy attack. Upon considering the U.K.’s September 1939 proposal, Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King believed the training plan would be "the most essential military action that Canada could undertake".

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Breakout Begins - Normandy 1944

Type: Document

A discussion of the German army's situation in Normandy in July, 1944, and the Allied strategy for defeating the enemy.

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Invasion Plans and Preparations - Normandy 1944

Type: Document

Discussion of the Allied plans for the invasion of Normandy on June 5, 1944.

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Nationality of BCATP Graduates (1940-­1945)

Type: Document

A table listing the British Commonwealth Air Training Program graduates by nationality, and a brief discussion of the financial costs involved in running the program.

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