Canadian Army: WWII Sicily & Italy

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SEP 3 1943 Operation Baytown: the invasion of Italy Amphibious DUKWs loaded with men and equipment, enter the water at Messina in Sicily to cross to the Italian mainland.

SEP 3 1943 Operation Baytown: the invasion of Italy Amphibious DUKWs loaded with men and equipment, enter the water at Messina in Sicily to cross to the Italian mainland.

Canadians in Italy - Canadian soldiers in Italy, January 1945.

Canadians in Italy - Canadian soldiers in Italy, January 1945.

Sherman tanks of "C" Squadron, 8th Princess Louise’s (New Brunswick) Hussars, taking part in an indirect shoot on a German-held crossroads, Tollo, Italy, February 4th 1944.

Sherman tanks of "C" Squadron, 8th Princess Louise’s (New Brunswick) Hussars, taking part in an indirect shoot on a German-held crossroads, Tollo, Italy, February 4th 1944.

Italy (Misc.) - Although Canadian casualties were compartively light in the initial advance into Italy, they did occur. Here comrades carry a wounded soldier back on a stretcher.

Italy (Misc.) - Although Canadian casualties were compartively light in the initial advance into Italy, they did occur. Here comrades carry a wounded soldier back on a stretcher.

The Moro Valley - A jeep ambulance of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) bringing in two wounded Canadian soldiers on the Moro River front south of San Leonardo di Ortona.

The Moro Valley - A jeep ambulance of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) bringing in two wounded Canadian soldiers on the Moro River front south of San Leonardo di Ortona.

In December 1943, the First Canadian Infantry Division was ordered to capture the Italian port  town of Ortona.

In December 1943, the First Canadian Infantry Division was ordered to capture the Italian port town of Ortona.

Nursing Sister Ruth Webster, North Africa, ca 1943.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4232810)

Nursing Sister Ruth Webster, North Africa, ca (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.

Canadian armour at the Uso, Italy WWII, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Canadian armour at the Uso, Italy WWII, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Italy (Misc.) - Infantrymen of the Royal 22e Regiment shooting target practice on a Bren gun range near Cattolica, Italy, ca. 24-25 November 1944. (L-R): Private L. Naspie, unknown, Privates R. Dodier, L. Richard, R. Lalancette, A. Belleg.

Italy (Misc.) - Infantrymen of the Royal 22e Regiment shooting target practice on a Bren gun range near Cattolica, Italy, ca. 24-25 November 1944. (L-R): Private L. Naspie, unknown, Privates R. Dodier, L. Richard, R. Lalancette, A. Belleg.

Italy (Misc.) - Infantrymen of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment advancing through Motta. October 2, 1943, Motta, Italy.

Italy (Misc.) - Infantrymen of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment advancing through Motta. October 2, 1943, Motta, Italy.

Henderson: A young man’s journey

Henderson: A young man’s journey

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