1 FEBRUARY 1945
PoW Sgt. Jean Louis Warren escapes from a boxcar headed for Germany and evades capture to war’s end.
2 FEBRUARY 1944
Christmas parcels finally reach 1st Canadian Corps troops fighting near Ortona, Italy.
3 FEBRUARY 1942
The Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force is renamed the RCAF (Women’s Division).
4 FEBRUARY 1917
The Germans withdraw to the Hindenburg Line.
5 FEBRUARY 1944
A German mortar kills 19 members of the Perth Regiment near Ortona, Italy, as they line up for supper.
6 FEBRUARY 1919
The last Canadian troops withdraw from the Army of Occupation in Belgium.
7 FEBRUARY 1813
U.S. riflemen attack Brockville, free prisoners, seize stores and take 52 hostages.
8 FEBRUARY 1944
Near Littoria, Italy, Tommy Prince, disguised as a f...