Archive for June, 2009

  • Clearing The Channel: Air Force, Part 33

    June 25, 2009 by Hugh A. Halliday
    A Sunderland flying boat of No. 422 Squadron. PHOTO: CARL F. SCHAEFER COLLECTION, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA202897 The success of Allied landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944, and the subsequent campaign to break out from that ancient province was due to the services and...
  • The Fate Of Slow Convoy 42: Navy, Part 33

    June 18, 2009 by Marc Milner
    Personnel man a gun on board HMCS St. Croix in March 1941. PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA105295 The division of Allied labour worked out in August 1941 for operations on the North Atlantic made perfect sense. Fifty destroyers of the United States Atlantic Fleet’s Support...
  • An Entrenched Enemy: Army, Part 82

    June 11, 2009 by Terry Copp
    Canadian infantry advance toward Rimini, Italy, September 1944. PHOTO: NATIONAL DEFENCE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA173437 When the German army in Italy was forced to abandon Coriano Ridge on Sept. 15, 1944, the withdrawal marked the end of the fourth phase of 8th Army’s Gothic Line...
  • The Short Season Of High Society

    June 4, 2009 by Graham Chandler
    The remains of the Walhachin water flume. PHOTO: GRAHAM CHANDLER It was to be an overseas Utopia for the upper classes of England—lush gardens and orchards, a heavenly climate and all the familiar trappings of aristocracy. It lasted about a decade. What went wrong? It...