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Army Participation in Measures taken by the Three Services for the Security of the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Lower River during the Period of German Submarine Activity, 1942-45

Type: Document

This report discusses the measures taken by the Army to safeguard the civil population and vital installations in the Lower St. Lawrence region as a result of the incursion of German submarines into the Gulf and River in 1942. After Japanese forces struck at Pearl Harbour, the whole perspective of the war was changed and the Allied powers had to redistribute their naval resources to cover the new areas in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The German enemy's response to this new situation was to mount more agressive U-boat attacks from the Atlantic and heading westward.

Site: National Defence

Enemy Air Action and the Canadian Army in the United Kingdom, 1939-43

Type: Document

This report is an account of the effect of enemy air action on units and men of the Canadian Army in the United Kingdom during the period 1939 – 1943, and of the part played by Canadian units in the defence of Britain against the enemy air force in those years.

Site: National Defence

Offensive Air Support of First Canadian Army during Operations in North-West Europe

Type: Document

By the beginning of 1944, Headquarters of First Canadian Army was in a reasonably good position to do its share in the planning and control of whatever air support was assigned to it during the impending operations in North-West Europe. Under General McNaughton, the Canadians had closely followed the development of the British War Office policy on air support of ground operations.

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Sicilian Campaign (July – August 1943) - Information from German Sources

Type: Document

A general picture of the German operations in Sicily as provided by German documents which fell into Allied hands at the end of the Second World War. These documents discuss operations which most closely concerned the 1st Canadian Division.

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Enemy Air Attack and the Canadian Army in the United Kingdom 1943-45 - The V-Weapon

Type: Document

This account rounds off the subject of the effect of enemy air action on the Canadian Army in the United Kingdom during World War Two. It also discusses the part played by Canadian units in the defence of Britain against enemy air attack.

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Manpower Problems of the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War

Type: Document

Always at the core of the RCAF's manpower problems during World War II was the existence of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Canada's concentration on training inevitably meant a lesser effort overseas in the air war and was the basic factor contributing to almost chronic disputes over "Canadianization" of its overseas squadrons.

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