A starving little Dutch boy waits patiently for the meal he is about to receive from the Canadian soldiers that have liberated his town.

A starving Dutch boy waits patiently for the meal he is about to receive from the Canadian soldiers who have liberated his town from the Germans during World War II.

a mother welcoming her son home from war. The Elgin Regiment of Canada. Canadian Forces WWll

A mother welcoming her son home from war. ("Murrille Scholfield and his Mother") His shoulder reads "Canada"

Canadian soldiers fire into a battered house. 10 July 1944, Caen, France.

Canadian soldiers fire into a battered house. *Note how the soldier behind the one in front of the building door has a more head-tight helmet indicating that he is probably a dispatch rider.

Canadian Troops helping with the Liberation of the Netherlands in WW2

Canadian Infantry of the Regiment de Maisonneuve, moving through Holten to Rijssen, Netherlands.

Sergeant Tommy Prince (R), M.M., 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, with his brother, Private Morris Prince, at an investiture at Buckingham Palace

Aboriginal Canadians Sergeant Tommy Prince (r) with his brother Private Morris Prince of the Ojibway Nation at Buckingham Palace to receive military medals. Photo: Christopher J. of National Defence.

In April, Canadian troops liberated most of the Netherlands. By the time German forces on the British and Canadian front surrendered on 5 May the Canadians had advanced to Oldenburg, in northern Germany, while Canadian paratroopers had penetrated even farther east. The Germans formally surrendered on 8 May 1945, known as Victory-in-Europe, or ‘V-E’ Day.

70 years ago: Historic VE Day celebration photos-A large crowd of Utrecht citizens gathers in the streets of the Dutch city, on May to welcome the liberating Allied troops in their hometown.

The Battle of Ortona For the Canadians, Ortona was the bloodiest battle of the Italian Campaign to date. Canadian and German troops clash daily, in bitter, house-to-house fighting. Snipers, booby traps and land mines were a constant threat as every building gained brought about a terrible cost in blood.

Ortona - An unidentified gunner of the Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.) laying down harrassing fire with a Vickers machine gun.

Normandy 1944

D-Day, Juno Beach: Reinforcements going ashore from a (LCA) Landing Craft Assault from H. Prince Henry off the Normandy bridgehead.

In Flanders Fields - Song and Slideshow

The famous poem done as a song taken from from Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD Canadian Army (Slideshow)

Canadian troops disembarking from landing craft during training exercise before the raid on Dieppe.

Raid on Dieppe Pictures: Canadian Troops Training Exercise for Disembarking at Dieppe

The crew of the HMCS Athabascan being addressed by Vice-Admiral Percy Nelles in April 1944. In a few dozen hours the ship would be sunk by a U-boat.

The crew of the HMCS Athabascan being addressed by Vice-Admiral Percy Nelles in April In a few dozen hours the ship would be sunk by a U-boat.

After a series of fierce battles, Canadians finally seized Falaise on 16 August 1944 (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-131233).

Sherman of the Armoured Regiment coverage soldiers of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal of Canadian ID. They advancing cautiously through the rue des Ursulines in Falaise during Operation Tractable.

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