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First world war -- Canadian soldiers in trenches. My father fought in the second World War - where they also dug trenches. War is hell.


1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, 6th Airborne Division, Normandy, France 1944

Lest we forget Canadian Forces soldiers on the international mission in Afghanistan as they pause for remembrance


Canadian World War II Posters Gallery

Unit 2 The First World War of 1914–1918 was the bloodiest conflict in Canadian history, taking the lives of nearly 61,000 Canadians. It erased romantic notions of war, introducing slaughter on a massive scale, and instilled a fear of foreign military involvement that would last until the Second World War. The great achievements of Canadian soldiers on battlefields such as Ypres, Vimy and Passchendaele, however, ignited a sense of national pride and a confidence that Canada could stand on its…


Scenes of 'Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in World War II

A bone-weary Canadian soldier stands atop a stalled tank amid flooding in the Netherlands, 1945. Read more: ‘Fury’ in the Real World: Photos of Tank Warfare in World War II |


Hitler visiting the Canadian War Memorial, at Vimy Ridge, France. 1940. Hitler so respected & revered the Canadian soldier after fighting them in WWl that he gave orders not to bomb the Canadian Memorial. Canadians were given a name by the Germans in World War l Canadians were called Storm Troopers. German soldiers feared the Canadians, gave them a scary name. Hitler reused that name for his own troops in WWll because it put fear into people.


Netherlands liberation - soldier (probably Canadian) shares his food with two dutch kids. (I love the sharing food pics.)


Canadian soldiers land on Courseulles Beach in Normandy, on June 6, 1944 as Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches on D-Day, June 6, 1944.