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Five U-boat kills in five weeks

In the summer of 1942, Canada’s escort fleet excelled at protecting supply convoys from German...
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    Over The Side: The Courageous Boarding Of U-94

    January 15, 2015 by Marc Milner
    On board a crippled U-boat, two brave Canadians—a young gunnery officer and a petty officer—faced increasing peril as they worked against time to capture the doomed...
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    In late August 1942 a fierce and bloody battle in the Caribbean pitted a Canadian corvette against a menacing U-boat. What transpired is the stuff of legends....
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    Grumbling From Within

    September 15, 2014 by Marc Milner
    The destruction of U-210 by His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Assiniboine capped an impressive run for the Royal Canadian Navy’s mid-ocean escorts in the spring and summer of 1942 (Fire And Fog: Assiniboine Rams U-210,...
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    Fire And Fog: The Assiniboine Rams U-210

    July 15, 2014 by Marc Milner
    The attack on convoy ON 115 in late July and early August 1942 was the last in a long series of U-boat assaults on Canadian or largely Canadian-escorted westbound convoys dating back to May. The next convoy to be attacked was eastbound. But it, too,...
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    Escort Group C.3: Action And Reaction

    May 15, 2014 by Marc Milner
    By conducting more offensive sweeps and trolling astern of a convoy to find shadowing U-boats, Royal Canadian Navy escort vessels decided they could set the tempo in the fight against enemy subs....
  • 70th Anniversary of D-Day, 1944-2014

    May 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign will soon be underway. Here are a few facts, quotes and graphics on D-Day....
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