Army
Empty bucket in hand, a hopeful Dutch boy crosses a bridge in Holland during the Hongerwinter (hunger winter) of 1944-45. [LAC/e002283041]

Canada’s gift of liberty

Shattered by Germany’s occupation of their homeland, a Dutch family barely survived to rebuild their...
  • Dutch civilians in Zwolle ride on a Universal Carrier of the Régiment de la Chaudière. [LAC/PA-136176]

    Sweetest of springs

    May 8, 2015 by Mark Zuehlke
    The Canadian army played a big role in liberating the Netherlands. Canada and Holland have been best friends ever...
  • A Montrealer wraps himself in the Union Jack. [LAC/PA-152318]

    VE-Day in Pictures

    May 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Timeless images of relief and joy It’s over! The guns in Europe are silent and the troops are coming home. As the news marking the Allied victory in Europe spreads from east to west, so does the...
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    Deadly green fog

    March 31, 2015 by Terry Copp
    On the third day of the Second Battle of Ypres, the Germans unleashed another chlorine gas attack. Canadians were the target this...
  • Heading to the front in high spirits, troops in the Governor General’s Horse Guard move through the Liri River valley in central Italy on  May 26, 1944. [LAC/PA-168026]

    The Forgotten Front

    March 1, 2015 by J.L. Granatstein
    Canadians fought continuously on Sicily and the Italian mainland from July 1943 to February 1945, losing more than 5,000 men. Why then is the Italian Campaign so overlooked...
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    Nowhere To Hide: Chaos In The Ypres Salient

    January 21, 2015 by Terry Copp
    Chaos and death ensued after the Germans released tons of chlorine gas in the Ypres Salient, April 1915. Gaps appeared in the front line and plans were made to plug them, but men were caught in the open and the list of casualties grew....
  • Private Donald Mainland  (at bottom right) is pictured with members of the Fort Garry Horse. [PHOTO: COURTESY DON GILLMOR]
    In mid-October 1918, my grandfather, Donald Mainland, was near Maurois, France, with the Fort Garry Horse. A welterweight—150 pounds, five feet six inches, with sandy hair and grey eyes, Donald was older than some of the men in the trenches. His 25th birthday had just...
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