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Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photography and Film - Timeline - Across the Channel

Type: DocumentImage

The troops board the landing ships that are to transport them across the English Channel to Dieppe. To ensure their safe passage, warships and planes escort them. Provides a timeline of key events.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photography and Film - Timeline - Revised Plan: Operation Jubilee

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A raid on Dieppe, originally scheduled for July 1942 and code-named Operation Rutter, is rescheduled for August and renamed Operation Jubilee. Briefly describes the tactics of the operation.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Movement of Second Canadian Division to South Coast - England - World War II

Type: Document

In June of 1941 the 2nd Canadian Division exchanged roles with 55 Division of the British Army. This meant that these Canadian soldiers would move from their previous position of Aldershot to beach defences on the greater part of the coast of East Sussex. Major Stacey relates the more practical aspects of this movement.

Site: National Defence

Administrative Aspects of the Operations of 1 Cdn Inf Div in Italy, December 1943

Type: Document

This report deals with the administration and reinforcement of 1 Cdn Inf Div in Italy during December 1943 and is not the operational narrative of the heavy fighting which took place then.

Site: National Defence

Operation "GOLDFLAKE", the Move of 1 Cdn Corps from Italy to North-West Europe, Feb-Mar 1945

Type: Document

This report is an account of Operation "GOLDFLAKE", the transfer of 1 Cdn Corps from Italy to North-West Europe to come under command of First Cdn Army.

Site: National Defence

Situation of the Canadian Forces in the United Kingdom, Summer, 1941 - V - The Problem of Equipment

Type: Document

Major Stacey provides an in-depth report on the problems involved in supplying various Canadian military groups with the appropriate weapons.

Site: National Defence

Situation of the Canadian Military Force in the United Kingdom, Autumn, 1942 - I - Growth of the Force in the United Kingdom, January-September, 1942

Type: Document

Autumn of 1942 saw a large increase in Canadian Military Forces in the United Kingdom. Particularly noteworthy was the arrival of additional armoured units.

Site: National Defence

"Z" Force in Iceland - An Account of the Despatch of Canadian Troops to Iceland and their Subsequent Operations There

Type: Document

On June 5, 1940, Brigadier L.F. Page was appointed to command a Canadian force that was being sent to Iceland to assist the British in the occupation of the island. The force was called Z Force, and consisted originally of a skeleton brigade staff and one battalion. This report deals with the occupation of Iceland with a view to defending it against German attack; attention is paid to those topographical features which had a direct bearing on the operational planning.

Site: National Defence

Return to Dieppe – The Channel Ports Liberated

Type: Document

After the Falaise Gap battle, the 1st Canadian Army, composed in part of Canadian, Polish and British troops, was given the task of protecting the left flank of the Allied advance and liberating the Channel ports. Canadians advanced into Belgium and Holland liberating the port of Antwerp. As the Germans held the estuary and approaches to Antwerp, the Canadians were assigned to clear a number of pockets of German defenders.

Site: National Defence

Proposed Despatch of a Canadian Force to the Falkland Islands, 1942

Type: Document

On January 14, 1942 the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, invited the Canadian Government to consider the despatch of a Canadian Force of one or two battalions and a battery of field artillery to ensure the security of the Falkland Islands. This report is an account of the action, largely military, which followed this request and discusses briefly the reasons for Canada's decision to refuse.

Site: National Defence