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The Battle of the Somme lasted 141 days, from July 1 to Nov. 18, 1916. It levied more than a million casualties, including more than 24,000 Canadians and 700 Newfoundlanders. It stands among history’s most notorious battles. To many, it is the poster child of the Great War’s staggering waste and appalling failures. But for the Canadian Corps, the Somme was a coming of age, setting the stage for their seminal victories to follow.

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An informative primer on Canada’s crucial role in the Normandy landing, June 6, 1944.