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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

Canadian Participation in the Kiska Operations

Type: Document

During World War Two the Japanese invaded Alaskan waters with a large amphibious task force. How Canadian and American forces dealt with this occupation is the subject of this report.

Site: National Defence

HMCS Haida National Historic Site of Canada: The Last of the Tribal Destroyers Lesson Plan

Type: Document

Students will learn about the important role HMCS Haida -- the last of the Tribal class destroyers --played during World War II, the Korean War and the Cold War. Students will examine the process for nominating a person of national historic significance in order to ensure important aspects of Canadian history are not forgotten by future generations.

Site: Parks Canada

Canadian Operations in Sicily, July - August 1943 - Part II - The Execution of the OPERATION by 1 Cdn Inf Div - Section 1 - The Assault and Initial Penetration Inland

Type: Document

The second part of an historical record of the part played by Canadian Military Forces in the conquest of the Island of Sicily during the summer of 1943. This report deals primarily with the assault phase of the operation.

Site: National Defence

Situation of the Canadian Forces in the United Kingdom, Summer, 1941 - IV - Growth of Canadian Military Force in the United Kingdom - Progress of Canadian Overseas Army Programme, 1941 - Notes on Sea Transport

Type: Document

This is a brief historical and statistical summary of the growth of the Canadian Military Force in Britain and the Canadian Army Overseas Program. Items of interest in this report include statistics for the number of troops and officers sent to England and a list of troop convoys.

Site: National Defence

Manpower Problems of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, 1939-1945

Type: Document

Unlike the Army and the RCAF, the Navy was never seriously troubled by lack of recruits during World War II. This reports looks at various issues concerning naval personnel: requirements, recruitment, restrictions on enlistment, procurement of officers, and demobilization.

Site: National Defence

Operation "NEPTUNE" and Its Sequel - Canadian Participation in the Operations in North-West Europe, 6 June - 31 July 1944 (Preliminary Report)

Type: Document

A preliminary outline of the early operations of the Canadian forces which, along with Allied Forces, began landing in Normandy in the early hours of June 6, 1944. In an eleven-month campaign they helped to free western Europe from German domination.

Site: National Defence