1 JULY 1916
The Anglo-French Somme offensive begins astride the Somme River in Picardy, France. The Newfoundland Regiment, attached to the 29th British Division, is decimated at Beaumont-Hamel.
2 JULY 1940
His Majesty’s Canadian Ship St. Laurent rescues 860 survivors of the torpedoed liner Arandora Star. It is one of the largest single rescue operations of the Second World War.
3 JULY 1944
A German convoy off St. Malo, France, is attacked by four Canadian Motor Torpedo Boats of the 65th Flotilla. MTBs 735, 736 and 748 torpedo two merchant ships and hit the minesweeper M-133 with gunfire.
4 JULY 1944
Under Operation Windsor, four Canadian battalions assault German strongpoints on Carpiquet airfield, west of Caen, France.
5/6 JULY 1944
As part of Escort Gro...