Berlin, 1945: Personnel of the Canadian Berlin Battalion sitting on a dug-in German tank, Berlin, Germany, 14 July 1945. (L-R): Pte. M. Melancon, Pte. R. Gauthier, Pte. J. Allaire, Pte. M. Renaud.

Personnel of the Canadian Berlin Battalion sitting on a dug-in German tank, Berlin, Germany, 14 July

The face of battle: an infantry sergeant during the advance into Germany near Geilenkirchen, 5 December 1944.

A British infantry sergeant during the advance into Germany near Geilenkirchen, 5 December The face of battle: an infantry sergeant during the advance into Germany near Geilenkirchen, 5 December

Canadians in Germany - Wounded infantry being helped back to cover. Hatten (South of), Germany, 22/23 Apr. 1945.

Canadians in Germany - Wounded infantry being helped back to cover. Hatten (South of), Germany, Apr.

The last moments of Bombardier Edward H. Griffiths of the 7 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. He was killed at his gun when a German tank returned fire on his exposed position. 5 December 1944

Griffiths of the 7 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. He was killed at his gun when a German tank returned fire on his exposed position.

Field Marshal Montgomery takes a stroll in a German forest in the company of Canadian generals Crerar (right) and Simonds, early 1945.

British field marshal Bernard Montgomery (Bernard Law Montgomery, with Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds, left) and Gen Henry Duncan Graham Crerar, "Harry" right) at the headquarters of the allies February

Sergeant A.H. Calder of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, who carries a camera and tripod, examining one of the German miniature two-man submarines discovered in a shipyard at Kiel, Germany, 18 May 1945. LAC.

Sgt Calder of Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit examines German miniature two-man submarine discovered in shipyard at Kiel, May

German Major-General Stephan, the commander of Battle Group Stephan in northern Germany, is accompanied by Captain P. Fafard of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division into a surrender conference, Oldenburg, Germany, Monday, 7 May 1945. (Photographer: Barney J. Gloster; Library and Archives Canada a197988)

German Major-General Stephan, the commander of Battle Group Stephan in northern Germany, is accompanied by Captain P. Fafard of the Canadian Infantry Division into a surrender conference,.

Sherman tanks of Headquarters Squadron, The British Columbia Regiment, shelling a German position near Meppen, Germany, April 8th 1945.

world_war_two - canadian_army - Shelling a German Position - Sherman tanks of Headquarters Squadron, The British Columbia Regiment, shelling a German position near Meppen, Germany, April

Infantrymen of “D” Company, Royal Regiment of Canada, examine equipment taken from surrendering German soldiers during the advance from Hatten to Dingstede, Germany, 24 April 1945.

Canadians in Germany - Infantrymen of D Company, Royal Regiment of Canada, examine equipment taken from surrendering German soldiers during the advance from Hatten to Dingstede, Germany, 24 April

Montgomery visiting Canadian troops in the Kleve-Goch sector, Germany, 26 Feb 1945; left to right: Vokes, Crerar, Montgomery, Horrocks, Simonds, Spry, Mathews.

[Photo] Montgomery visiting Canadian troops in the Kleve-Goch sector, Germany, 26 Feb 1945; left to right: Vokes, Crerar, Montgomery, Horrocks, Simonds, Spry, Mathews

Canadian soldiers inspect an SAU German "Jagdpanther" tank, disabled with artillery fire from the 6th Regiment of the Royal Canadian Army near Klever Reichswald. It was the location of the Battle of the Reichswald, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany between the Rivers Rhine and Maas at the Dutch/German border (Operation Veritable), in February and March, 1945.

Jagdpanther SdKfz 173 - Canadian soldiers inspect a German Jagdpanther, artillery anti-tank Regiment Royal Canadian Army in the Reichswald on March The Jagdpanther (hunting panther) was a tank destroyer built by Nazi Germany during World W

Canadians in Germany - Infantrymen of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment preparing to pursue German paratroopers, Wertle, Germany, 11 April 1945.Alex M. Stirton / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-159249

Canadians in Germany - Infantrymen of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment preparing to pursue German paratroopers, Wertle, Germany, 11 April M. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada /

Soldiers of the Canadian Army Occupation Force (C.A.O.F.) walking around Aurich, Germany, ca. 26-27 August 1945.

“ Post-World War II Photograph, “Canadian Army Occupation Force.” ” Soldiers of the Canadian Army Occupation Force (C.) walking around Aurich, Germany, ca.

Sherman tanks of Headquarters Squadron, The British Columbia Regiment, shelling a German position near Meppen, Germany, 8 April 1945.

British Sherman Firefly - Tank Crew loads up fresh pack of APDS shells

Infantrymen of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment preparing to pursue German paratroopers, Wertle, Germany, 11 April 1945.

Canadians in Germany - Infantrymen of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment preparing to pursue German paratroopers, Wertle, Germany, 11 April M. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada /

Canadian shaking hands with a Russian soldier, Wismar, Germany, 4 May 1945. Photographer: Richer, Charles H. MIKAN 3210996

Canadian shaking hands with a Russian soldier, Wismar, Germany, 4 May Photographer: Richer, Charles H.

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