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

Canadian soldiers pose for the camera in Delfzjil, Netherlands....the one on the right is a Bren Gunner.

Canadian soldiers pose for the camera in Delfzjil, Netherlands.the one on the right is a Bren Gunner.

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 soldiers of the Seaforth Highlanders during the Battle of the Reichswald, 1945

Ortona - Canadian troops moving anti-tank gun into position during street fighting in Ortona, 21 December 1943.

Canadian troops moving anti-tank gun into position during street fighting in Ortona, 21 December by Terry F. Department of National Defence / National Archives of Canada,

Edmonton Regiment soldiers use walkie-talkie during advance in Ortona, Italy, 21 December 1943. Carrying it is Lance Corporal W. D. Smith. Talking into it is Private W. L. Waske.

historywars: “ Edmonton Regiment soldiers use walkie-talkie during advance in Ortona, Italy, 21 December Carrying it is Lance Corporal W. Talking into it is Private W.

The Gothic Line: Canada's Month of Hell - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/gothic-line-canadas-month-hell.html

Unidentified Ontario unit of Canadian Infantry advance against the Gothic Line.

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historywars: “ Men of the Seaforth Highlanders moving towards Ortona (LAC ”

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