Hitler visiting the Canadian War Memorial, at Vimy Ridge, France. 1940. Hitler so respected & revered the Canadian soldier after fighting them in WWl that he gave orders not to bomb the Canadian Memorial. Canadians were given a name by the Germans in World War l Canadians were called Storm Troopers. German soldiers feared the Canadians, gave them a scary name. Hitler reused that name for his own troops in WWll because it put fear into people.

Hitler visiting the Canadian Vimy Memorial, 1940. [977x1183]

Hitler visiting the Canadian War Memorial, at Vimy Ridge, France. Hitler arranged this photo-op to discount the rumour that he had bombed it. War memorials were considered sacrosanct by both sides in the war. Still, he was an utter bastard.

Juno Beach, a weary 1st Canadian Paratrooper takes a rest in a slit trench. Varaville, Normandy. June 6, 1944

A weary Canadian Paratrooper rests in a slit trench: Juno Beach, Varaville, Normandy, June

Canadians capture Caen - Pte. W.J. Lutz, Pte. J.D. Hines (with guitar), and Pte. R. Lecoeyer relax beside dugout during break in battle. 10 July 1944, Caen, France.

Canadian troops relax near Caen during a brief break from battle Normandy, July 1944

Cider Man - Sergeant C. Orton of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada with a jug of cider. June 20, 1944, France. Colorization by Retropotamus with additions by Doug Banks. -

Sergeant C. Orton of The Highland Light Infantry of Canada drinking cider, France, 20 June

Paratroopers of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion preparing for a patrol. January 15, 1945, Bande, Belgium.

Paratroopers of the Canadian Parachute Battalion prepping for a patrol in Bande, Belgium in January

German citizens being forced by the Canadian Troops to give a proper burial to those that died in concentration camps..1945

German civilians being forced by the Canadian troops to give the victims of the concentration camp a proper burial. SHAME ON THOSE WHO STOOD BY!

Caen, le matin du 6 juin 1944, des prisonniers canadiens du Régiment de la Chaudière, gravissent la rampe du château. En arrière plan l'église Saint- Pierre.

Caen, 6 June the Canadian prisoners of the Régiment de la Chaudière, climb the ramp of the castle. In the background the church of St.

Canadians capture Caen - The North Nova Scotia Highlanders near the crossing of the Orne River, Normandy, 18 July 1944.

Canadians capture Caen - The North Nova Scotia Highlanders near the crossing of the Orne River, Normandy, 18 July

Men of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion at Greven, Germany 04 April 1945.

Men of the Canadian Parachute Battalion at Greven, Germany 04 April The most right soldier has a American garand.

Flight Lieutenant Charles William Fox, RCAF 412 Squadron. He was credited with seriously injuring the German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel when he straffed a staff car during a patrol over Normandy on July 17th 1944.

He was credited with seriously injuring the German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel when he straffed a staff car during a patrol over Normandy on July

Calgary Highlanders in the Netherlands, October 1944, during the battle to clear the German's out of the Schelde Estuary and open the ports at Antwerp to Allied shipping. Photograph by Canadian CFPU photographer Ken Bell.

Calgary Highlanders in the Netherlands, October during the battle to clear the German's out of the Schelde Estuary and open the ports at Antwerp to Allied shipping. Photograph by Canadian CFPU photographer Ken Bell.

A Sherman Firefly of 5th Canadian Armoured Division assists troops of 11th Royal Scots Fusiliers to clear the Germans from Ede, 17 April 1945.

A Sherman Firefly of Canadian Armoured Division assists troops of Royal Scots Fusiliers, (West Riding) Division to clear the Germans from Ede, Holland 17 April

bag-of-dirt: “Canadian Army Sgt. George A. Game of the Canadian Film and Photo Unit operates his camera, filming action while kneeling between the corpses of two dead German soldiers during the Battle of Ortona of the Italian Campaign. Ortona was the...

bag-of-dirt: “Canadian Army Sgt. George A. Game of the Canadian Film and Photo Unit operates his camera, filming action while kneeling between the corpses of two dead German soldiers during the Battle of Ortona of the Italian Campaign. Ortona was the...

Buffalo amphibious vehicles taking troops of the Canadian First Army across the Scheldt in Holland, September 1944.

Buffalo amphibious vehicles taking Canadians across the Scheldt in Zeeland, 1944

Infantrymen of Le Régiment de la Chaudière marching along a dike near Nijmegen, Netherlands, 10 February 1945. McDougall, Colin Campbell., Photographer

Infantrymen of Le Régiment de la Chaudière marching along a dike near Nijmegen, Netherlands, 10 February 1945. McDougall, Colin Campbell., Photographer

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