JULY 1, 1916
The Battle of the Somme begins. At Beaumont Hamel, the Newfoundland Regiment advances into point blank fire from German machine guns. Only 68 of 801 who went into battle answered roll call the next day.
JULY 2, 1942
British forces stop Rommel at El Alamein, Egypt.
JULY 3, 1814
American General Jacob Brown crosses the Niagara River with 4,500 troops and surrounds Fort Erie.
JULY 4, 1955
A group of anti-submarine torpedo specialists take to the air as sonar operators for six Sikorsky H04S-3s in a new navy anti-submarine helicopter squadron.
JULY 5, 1900
In South Africa, Sergeant Arthur Richardson of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse earns the Victoria Cross.
JULY 6, 1944
His Majesty’s Canadian ships Ottawa and Kootenay and His Majesty’s Ship Statice ...