History in Photos: George Frederick Kaye. New Zealand tankmen, possibly 4 NZ Armoured Brigade personnel,  in Cassino, Italy, on the day it fell to the 8th Army, 18 May 1944

History in Photos: George Frederick Kaye. New Zealand tankmen, possibly 4 NZ…

"Mines" (Italy, 1944)  George Silk—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

"Mines" (Italy, George Silk—The LIFE Pictures. British troops heading out to mark an enemy minefield location.

British Sherman Firefly - Tank Crew loads up fresh pack of 17pdr APDS shells

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

A Sherman tank of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, Caen, France, 11 July 1944. Maple Leaf insignia.

CAEN 11 July 1944 – A Sherman tank of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment advancing into Caen

Canadian Soldier Resting in Foxhole in Normandy France 1944

In 1944 the Allies began to plan an invasion of France, then occupied by Nazi Germany. Germany was losing on the Italian and the Russian Front, and it was

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