A Canadian soldier giving his dog a bath, February 1918 | World War I

A Canadian soldier giving his dog a bath, February 1918 World War I.

Infantrymen of The Highland Light Infantry of Canada cooking a meal aboard LCI(L) 306 of the 2nd Canadian (262nd RN) Flotilla en route to France on D-Day, 6 June 1944.

Infantrymen of The Highland Light Infantry of Canada cooking a meal aboard LCI(L) 306 of the Canadian RN) Flotilla en route to France on D-Day, 6 June Photographer: Gilbert Alexander Milne

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.

Personnel of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, Greven, Germany, 4 April 1945. Photographer: Richer, Charles H. Location: Greven, Germany: Description: b3uz (L-R): Privates A.L. Dyck, R. Smith, R. Parfait, W. Hillhouse, L.A. Hopkins, Major R.C. Hilborn, Private D.R. Yeomans Subject: MILITARY - UNITS - ARMY - 1ST CANADIAN PARACHUTE BATTALION.@MILITARY - OPERATIONS - LAND - 1945/04/04.@Hilborn, R.C.@Hillhouse, W.@Hopkins, L.A.@Army. Date: April 4, 1945. MIKAN Number: 3405882 Item Number…

Personnel of the Canadian Parachute Battalion, Greven, Germany, 4 April…

Canadian soldiers of the Seaforth Highlanders during the Battle of the Reichswald, 1945. Source ...

Canadian infantry of the Seaforth Highlanders during the Battle of the Reichswald, Source .

Canada not only equipped it's own military, with guns planes and ships, but we built all of that for other nations, such as the Indian army who were completely equipped with Canadian made trucks, or the British army that by 1945 was 70 percent equipped with Canadian made rifles and machine guns. We also supplied the Chinese army that was fighting the Japanese in the far east. We built supply ships and naval escort vessels here that were the main life line of food to the U.K.

Canada supplied itself and many other counties with equipment and vehicles. They include England, India, and China.

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

Canadian rifleman, December 1943. Ortona, Italy.

A Canadian soldier of the Infantry Division takes aim with a Lee-Enfield rifle during the Battle of Ortona, Italy, December The battle was small, yet extremely fierce against a battalion from the German Parachute Division and was dubbed "Litt

Pipers of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, playing in the streets of Campobasso, Italy, 18 October 1943

Pipers of the Highlanders of Canada, playing in the streets of Campobasso, Italy, 18 October 1943

Canada’s dispatched strong military forces to Britain as soon as possible. Canada’s armed forces grew rapidly. In September 1939 alone, over 58,000 Canadians enlisted. By December, the first Canadian troops were on their way to Britain. Three years later, the First Canadian Army formed the heart of Canada’s 250,000-strong overseas commitment. Ottawa also placed its navy at Britain’s disposal and sent two fighter squadrons to Britain before the end of 1940. Many others would follow.

The Canadian War Museum - A Chronology of Canadian Military History. Canada’s dispatched strong military forces to Britain as soon as possible.

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