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

The Netherlands - Regimental Aid Party of The South Saskatchewan Regiment resting on the southern bank of a canal north of Laren, Netherlands, 7 April 1945. (L-R): Privates Vic Aubuchon, Emile Guerin, Lionel Drouin, Eric Hebert.

The Netherlands - Regimental Aid Party of The South Saskatchewan Regiment resting on the southern bank of a canal north of Laren, Netherlands, 7 April 1945. (L-R): Privates Vic Aubuchon, Emile Guerin, Lionel Drouin, Eric Hebert.

Canadians in Germany - Infantrymen of The Royal Regiment of Canada resting near Dingstede, Germany, 25 April 1945 April 25, 1945 , Place of publication: Dingstede, Germany (vicinity)

Canadians in Germany - Infantrymen of The Royal Regiment of Canada resting near Dingstede, Germany, 25 April 1945 April 25, 1945 , Place of publication: Dingstede, Germany (vicinity)

The Rev. Robert S. H. Greene of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 16, 2017 at the age of 94 years. Born in Toronto, Ontario, on January 14, 1923, he served in a tank crew with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), and fought in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany and the liberation of Holland during World War Two. His wartime experience led him to pursue a calling as a priest in the Anglican Church. At least twice, his own tank was hit and its entire crew killed while…

The Rev. Robert S. H. Greene of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 16, 2017 at the age of 94 years. Born in Toronto, Ontario, on January 14, 1923, he served in a tank crew with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), and fought in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany and the liberation of Holland during World War Two. His wartime experience led him to pursue a calling as a priest in the Anglican Church. At least twice, his own tank was hit and its entire crew killed while…

The Battle of the Scheldt - Seventh Bridgade, Third Canadian Division, moving through Backhouteto support the 8th and 9th, located at, Breskens, Netherlands, 18 October 1944.

The Battle of the Scheldt - Seventh Bridgade, Third Canadian Division, moving through Backhouteto support the 8th and 9th, located at, Breskens, Netherlands, 18 October 1944.

The combined (5th. Canadian Armoured Division) pipe bands of the Irish Regiment and Cape Breton Highlanders of Canada playing for the march-past of the B.S. who turned in their arms and were then disbanded.

The combined Canadian Armoured Division) pipe bands of the Irish Regiment and Cape Breton Highlanders of Canada playing for the march-past of the B. who turned in their arms and were then disbanded.

English, Canadian, and Polish forces mounted a complex, three-pronged assault on German occupiers of the Dutch lowlands to clear the Belgian port of Antwerp in 1944.

English, Canadian, and Polish forces mounted a complex, three-pronged assault on German occupiers of the Dutch lowlands to clear the Belgian port of Antwerp in 1944.

Personnel of the British Columbia Regiment with a jeep, near Brasschaet, Belgium, October 14th 1944.  (Left To Right): Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant Harold Davies, Captain F.C. Smith, Regimental Sergeant-Major Ralph Jay.

Personnel of the British Columbia Regiment with a jeep, near Brasschaet, Belgium, October 14th 1944. (Left To Right): Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant Harold Davies, Captain F.C. Smith, Regimental Sergeant-Major Ralph Jay.

Infantrymen of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada cooking a meal and warming themselves around a fire in a barnyard near Veen, Germany, March 7th 1945.  (L-R): Privates Bob Fessay, G.J. Burt, K.L. McKenney and L.R. Young.  Photograph by Captain Jack H. Smith.

Jeep Willys MB - behind the scenes shot of WWII with a Canadian unit.

Canadians in Germany - Sapper of the 29th, 30th and 31st Field Companies, Royal Canadian Engineers (R.C.E.), on the bank of the Rhine River, Rees, Germany, 30 March 1945.Lieut. Barney J. Gloster / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-179789

Canadians in Germany - Sapper of the 29th, 30th and 31st Field Companies, Royal Canadian Engineers (R.C.E.), on the bank of the Rhine River, Rees, Germany, 30 March 1945.Lieut. Barney J. Gloster / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-179789

Belgium - Corporal S. Kormendy of The Calgary Highlanders, who is wearing a Dennison smock and a camouflaged head scarf, takes a concelead firing position in a cornfield during a scouting, stalking and sniping course, Kapellen, Belgium, 6 October 1944.

Belgium - Corporal S. Kormendy of The Calgary Highlanders, who is wearing a Dennison smock and a camouflaged head scarf, takes a concelead firing position in a cornfield during a scouting, stalking and sniping course, Kapellen, Belgium, 6 October 1944.

Technical Quartermaster O.T. Hanson of the Calgary Regiment checking tank parts as the regiment re-equips with Sherman Vc Firefly tanks, Dottignies, Belgium, March 22nd 1945.

Technical Quartermaster O.T. Hanson of the Calgary Regiment checking tank parts as the regiment re-equips with Sherman Vc Firefly tanks, Dottignies, Belgium, March 22nd 1945.

The tug-of-war team of The Fort Garry Horse competing against Dutch police team, Doetinchem, Netherlands, November 21st 1945.

The tug-of-war team of The Fort Garry Horse competing against Dutch police team, Doetinchem, Netherlands, November 21st 1945.

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