The Allied assault on “Fortress Europe” intensified on 6 June 1944, D-Day. Canadian forces landed at Juno Beach, one of the five beachheads the Allies established that day. Fierce battles against the retreating German forces followed at Caen and Falaise, before the 1st Canadian Army moved north to clear German forces from the channel ports in the Netherlands. The ports could be used to resupply the Allied armies that were by now advancing on Germany.

Canadian Destroyers in the English Channel: 25-29 Apr 1944

Breaching the "Hitler Line"-the 1st Canadian Corps in Italy: 23 May 1944

D-Day-Royal Canadian Navy Motor Torpedo Boat Operations: 6-8 June 1944

D-Day-the Royal Canadian Navy: 6 June 1944

D-Day-the Royal Canadian Air Force: 6 June 1944

D-Day-the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division: 6 June 1944

Carpiquet: 4 July 1944

Caen: 8-9 July 1944

2nd Canadian Corps-Operation Goodwood: 18 July 1944

1st Canadian Army: 23 July 1944

Falaise Gap: 7-21 Aug 1944

Gothic Line-1st Canadian Corps in Italy: 30 Aug-1 Sept 1944

Return to Dieppe: 1 Sept 1944

1st Canadian Army Enters Belgium: 7 Sept 1944

1st Canadian Army Clears the Scheldt Estuary: 2 Oct-8 Nov 1944


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