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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

Situation of the Canadian Military Forces Overseas, Autumn, 1943 - III - Recent Changes in Commands and Staffs

Type: Document

The period between September 3, 1943 and December 31, 1943 witnessed many important changes in command and staff of the Canadian Army Overseas, including the retirement of Lt.-Gen. McNaughton from the command of First Canadian Army. This report deals with those changes.

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

7th Canadian Division

Type: Document

This report deals with the organization of the 7th Canadian Division, established during the Second World War for Home Defence.

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

Situation of the Canadian Military Forces Overseas, Autumn, 1943 - Part II - Growth of the Canadian Army Overseas, October 1942 - October 1943

Type: Document

During the period from October 1942 to October 1943, the establishment of a "manpower calling" of 233,200 all ranks for the Canadian Army Overseas, and the decision to pattern that Army after British War Establishments, meant considerable reorganization of the force. This report deals with that reorganization.

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Visit to Headquarters, Canadian Corps - Interview with Lieutenant-General McNaughton - Present State of the Corps and Plans for its Development

Type: Document

This report describes a visit to the Headquarters of the Canadian Corps in England and an interview with General McNaughton. Some general notes on the situation of the Corps in February of 1941, based mainly on documents available at the time at Canadian Military Headquarters, are added at the end of the report.

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Work of the Canadian Tunnelling Units at Gibraltar, 1942-43

Type: Document

The Canadian Tunnelling units were stationed at Gibralter from the summer of 1940 until their return to Great Britain in December of 1942. This report deals with their work at Gibralter from the summer of 1942 until their departure.

Site: National Defence

Military Cooperation within the Commonwealth, 1939-1945

Type: Document

The countries of the Commonwealth, on balance, managed to get along quite well together and to cooperate effectively in prosecuting a war in which the interests of all of them were very much at stake. This paper looks at the satisfactory nature of the relationship and also some of its more serious problems during the Second World War.

Site: National Defence

6th Canadian Division

Type: Document

This report deals with the formation, organization, training and operational role of the 6th Canadian Infantry Division.

Site: National Defence