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On this date: January 2021

1 January 1945 Losses are heavy as hundreds of aircraft attack Allied airfields in Belgium and the Netherlands in the Luftwaffe’s last major offensive of

On this date: December 2020

1 December 1959 Twelve countries sign the Antarctic Treaty, declaring the continent a scientific preserve and banning military activity. 2 December 1942 The first controlled

On this date: November 2020

1 November 2009 After an Afghan soldier is wounded by an IED, Master Corporal Gilles-Remi Mikkelson faces enemy fire to provide first aid. He is

On this date: October 2020

1 October 1917 Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Bent of Halifax is killed while leading a successful counterattack to regain lost positions at Polygon Wood in Belgium. He

On this date: September 2020

1 September 1944 Dieppe, France, is liberated by 2nd Canadian Division, which had been hard-hit at the disastrous raid in August 1942. A large victory

On this date: August 2020

1 August 1957 Canada and the United States form the North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) to integrate air defences. 2 August 1990 Iraq invades

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