Allied leaders - Henry Duncan Graham "Harry" Crerar (April 28, 1888 – April 1, 1965) was a Canadian general and the country's "leading field commander" in World War II. He became General Officer Commanding 2nd Canadian Infantry Division in England in 1941, General Officer Commanding I Canadian Corps in England and then Italy in 1942 and General Officer Commanding First Canadian Army in North-West Europe in 1944.

Lieutenant General Henry Duncan Graham 'Harry' Crerar, Commander of the First Canadian Army in the Battle for France.

A Dutch girl converses with the crew of a Sherman tank of the South Alberta Regiment in Bergen op Zoom Netherlands - 29 October 1944

A Dutch girl converses with the crew of a Sherman tank of the South Alberta Regiment in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands - 29 October 1944 Photo by H.

Canadian Cromwell tank - south of Caen - Normandy june 1944 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Canadian Cromwell tank - south of Caen - Normandy june 1944 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Major-General B.M. Hoffmeister, General Officer Commanding 5th Canadian Armoured Division, in the Sherman tank "Vancouver"  Location: Castrocielo, Italy (vicinity)  Date: 26. May 1944 #worldwar2 #tanks

Major-General B. Hoffmeister, General Officer Commanding Canadian Armoured Division, in the Sherman tank "Vancouver" Location: Castrocielo, Italy (vicinity) Date: May 1944

Canadians capture Caen - Lieutenant George Cooper, Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, talking with Captain R.T. Miller, his brother-in-law, who is aboard a Humber light reconnaissance car, Caen, France, 11 July 1944.

July Lieutenant G. Cooper of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, and his brother, Captain R.

Canadian soldiers of the Lincoln and Welland regiment in Dussen after the battle of Kapelsche veer in the Netherlands in the winter of early 1945(note the left man is a sniper).(L-R): Privates F.L Russell, J. Sneddon, Corporal R.S. Marshall)

Canadian soldiers of the Lincoln and Welland regiment in Dussen after the battle of Kapelsche veer in the Netherlands in the winter of early the left man is a sniper).(L-R): Privates F.L Russell, J. Sneddon, Corporal R.

M4 Sherman tanks of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers advancing into Caen, Normandy. 10th July 1944.

Sherman tanks of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers advancing into Caen. 10 July (Photo Harold G. Aikman Library and Archives Canada

The commander of the 5th canadian armored division, major-General Bert Hoffmeister at the tank M4 “Sherman”. The photo was taken in the period from March 1944 to June 1945.

Commander of the Canadian Armoured Division, Major-General Bert Hoffmeister and his Sherman command Tank, 'Vancouver'.

Canadian Humber Mk IV & Bren Gun Carrier on the move in France.

A Canadian Humber Mk.IV armored car passes a Bren Gun Carrier on a rural road somewhere in France.

Infantrymen of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment and a Sherman tank of the 4th Canadian Armoured Division awaiting orders to go through a roadblock, Wertle, .

Canadians in Germany - Infantrymen of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment and a Sherman tank of the Canadian Armoured Division awaiting orders to go through a roadblock, Wertle, Germany, 11 April

Troopers of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons with a Sherman tank of a Canadian armoured regiment near Caen, France, July 19th 1944. (Left To Right): Troopers Charles Barlow, Duncan McDonald, Norman Tester, Peter Palichec and Wallace French.

Troopers of the Manitoba Dragoons with a Sherman tank of a Canadian…

Juno Beach, First Hussars Regiment, Lt. McCormic and his tank crew

Juno Beach, First Hussars Regiment, Lt. McCormic and his tank crew

Canadians at Falaise - Sherbrooke-Fusiliers Regiment, August 1944.

Canadians at Falaise - Sherbrooke-Fusiliers Regiment, August

General Motors Staghound T17E armored ca | by Net-Maquettes

General Motors Staghound armoured car of the Manitoba Dragoons, Blankenberghe, Belgium, 11 September

Allied leaders - Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds (April 23, 1903 – May 15, 1974) was a Canadian Army officer who commanded the II Canadian Corps during World War II. He served as acting commander of the First Canadian Army, leading the Allied forces to victory in the Battle of the Scheldt in 1944. In 1951 he was appointed Chief of the General Staff, the most senior member of the Canadian Army.

Allied leaders - Lieutenant General Guy Granville Simonds (April 23, 1903 – May 15, 1974) was a Canadian Army officer who commanded the II Canadian Corps during World War II. He served as acting commander of the First Canadian Army, leading the Allied forces to victory in the Battle of the Scheldt in 1944. In 1951 he was appointed Chief of the General Staff, the most senior member of the Canadian Army.

A Sherman tank of The Canadian Grenadier Guards, Almelo, Netherlands, April 5th 1945.

A Sherman tank of The Canadian Grenadier Guards, Almelo, Netherlands, April 1945 - the sign they’re holding tranlslates as ‘Wehrmacht commandant's office’

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