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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.

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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.

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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.

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Development of the German Defence in the Dieppe Sector, 1940-42 - Information from German War Diaries

Type: Document

This report has been prepared for the purpose of supplying background information on German defences in the Dieppe sector. After the summer of 1941, the defence of the Continental coasts became a matter of ever-increasing urgency and importance to the Germans.

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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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Participation of First Canadian Army in Strategical Planning in 1942

Type: Document

This report describes Canadian participation in high level strategic planning which was carried out in the United Kingdom during 1942 for certain Allied projected operations in Europe and the North Atlantic. The report covers the planning of three specific projects: Operations "JUPITER", "ROUND-UP" and "TONIC".

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Strategical Role of First Canadian Army, 1942-1944

Type: Document

This report and its accompanying memorandum deal with the strategic role of First Canadian Army in World War II during the period that it was located in the United Kingdom awaiting an opportunity to participate in active operations .

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Operation "JUBILEE" - The Raid on Dieppe, 19 Aug 1942 - Part III - Some Special Aspects

Type: Document

Earlier reports dealt with the preliminaries of the DIEPPE operation of August 19, 1942, and with the execution of the operation; this report deals with the results of the raid. It discusses what was learned from a tactical standpoint and looks back on military movements that could have been performed differently during the raid.

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

Type: Document

This is the story of the participation of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion 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.

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Situation of the Canadian Military Forces Overseas, Autumn, 1943 - I - Position and Roles of Canadian Forces in the United Kingdom

Type: Document

A summary of the distribution of Canadian Military Forces in the United Kingdom and their roles between June 3, 1942 and October 13, 1943. It also provides a condensed survey of the general employment of the Canadian Army Overseas during the period under review.

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