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Concluding Phase of Operations by the 1st Cdn Army - Part I - The Operations of First Cdn Army, 2-11 Apr 45

Type: Document

This official report deals with the operations of the First Canadian Army in North-West Europe during the last phase of the campaign from April 2, 1945, when General H.D.G. Crerar's headquarters assumed control of Canadian operations east of the Rhine, to the signing of the instrument of surrender by plenipotentiaries of the German High Command at Field Marshal Montgomery's Tactical Headquarters on May 4, resulting in the cease fire order.

Site: National Defence

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

Canadian Participation in the Operations in North-West Europe, 1944 - Part III - Canadian Operations, 1-23 August

Type: Document

This report presents a detailed narrative of Canadian operations in Normandy during the period 1-23 August 1944.

Site: National Defence

Canadian Operations in the Liri Valley, May-June 1944

Type: Document

This report is an account of the part played by Canadian military forces in the significant and large-scale operation of Fifth and Eighth Armies in the Italian theatre of war in May and June 1944.

Site: National Defence

Italian Campaign - The Battle of Rimini and the Subsequent Advance to the River Ronco (11 Aug – 31 Oct 44) - Information from German Military Documents regarding Allied Operations in General and Canadian Operations in Particular

Type: Document

This report concerns later phases of the Italian Campaign of the Second World War, particularly information from German sources for the period of the Allied advance through the Apennine positions.

Site: National Defence

Organization of First Canadian Army

Type: Document

This report covers the planning of the composition of First Canadian Army from its inception early in 1942 until it started operations.

Site: National Defence

Canadian Participation in the Defence of Hong Kong, December 1941

Type: Document

This report deals with the organization and despatch of a Canadian Expeditionary Force to Hong Kong in October 1941, and the Force's subsequent operations during the siege of that island by the Japanese.

Site: National Defence

Canadian Operations in Italy, 5 Jan - 21 Apr 44

Type: Document

The first four months of 1944 saw little action by Canadian forces in Italy. This narrative begins with description of operations followed by an account of the so-called "static period" in early 1944, when Canadian forces held positions in the Adriatic sector of the Eighth Army's line. It concludes with an overview of Allied Mediterranean strategy which led to the battle for Rome.

Site: National Defence

Canadian Women's Army Corps Overseas, September 1939 - June 1944

Type: Document

The first proposal to organize Canadian women for military service in the United Kingdom was in September 1939. In April 1944 approval was granted for the employment of the C.W.A.C. in rear areas of operational theatres. In between these dates there were many changes in the military that allowed for this approval.

Site: National Defence

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion in France, 6 June - 6 September 1944

Type: Document

This is the history of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and its involvement in the Allied Invasion of France. The period covered is from D-day, June 6, 1944, to the unit's return to England on September 6, 1944. It replaces a previous report on this Battalion.

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