Three Canadian soldiers roll a large round swastika sign down a muddy street. The Canadian troops are helping to dismantle local Nazi Party headquarters in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. February 1945.

Three Canadian soldiers roll a large round swastika sign down a muddy street. The Canadian troops are helping to dismantle local Nazi Party headquarters in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

'Wait for Me, Daddy' – Story behind one of the most famous photos to come out of Canada during World War II

Warren Bernard reaches for his father’s hand in New Westminster, Canada, Photograph: Claude D Detloff/City of Vancouver Archives

The Moro Valley - A soldier of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment is helped back from the battle front down a San Leonardo Di Ortona street.

The Moro Valley - A soldier of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment is helped back from the battle front down a San Leonardo Di Ortona street.

The Moro Valley - A soldier of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment is helped back from the battle front down a San Leonardo Di Ortona street.

The Moro Valley - A soldier of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment is helped back from the battle front down a San Leonardo Di Ortona street.

Ortona - Private Edmund Arsenault of The West Nova Scotia Regiment aiming a PIAT anti-tank weapon from a slit trench near Ortona, Italy, 10 January 1944.

Private Edmund Arsenault of The West Nova Scotia Regiment aiming a PIAT anti-tank weapon from a slit trench near Ortona, Italy, 10 January

Ortona - Lance Corporal George Netherwood (left) and Private W.L. Soderberg (right) with Bren guns, Private Earl Israel (rear), Italy.

Lance Corporal George Netherwood (left) and Private W. Soderberg (right) with Bren guns, Private Earl Israel (rear), Italy.

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 .

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