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Military Moments | Canadians in the Battle of Britain

 This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, which took place from July to October 1940. Our new Military Moment and the next issue of Canada’s Ultimate Story explore the Canadians who took part in the furious air defence of Britain against the German Luftwaffe. As Winston Churchill later proclaimed...
  • With The Greatest Gratitude

    July 1, 2005 by Mac Johnston
    Clockwise from right: A Dutch boy shows his gratitude during the National Liberation Parade in Apeldoorn; continuous rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of those lining the parade route; Piet and Anne Charlotte Molemaker lower their national flag on Dutch Remembrance Day; a joyous veteran marches...
  • Return Of The Liberators

    July 1, 2005 by Dan Black
    Clockwise from top right: A tulip is handed to a veteran during the parade; a veteran presents flags along the parade route; roses cover the rails at Westerbork, site of a WW II German transit camp; and veteran Maurice Gauthier and daughter Francine at the...
  • Manna From Heaven

    May 1, 2005 by Ted Barris
    PHOTOS: HANS ONDERWATER; HARVEY GOTTFRIED From top: Thankful civilians in the western Netherlands collect food parcels after they are dropped by Allied aircraft; an Operation Manna aircrew poses in front of their Lancaster bomber in April 1945. The following is an excerpt from Days of...
  • The End Of Darkness

    May 1, 2005 by J.L. Granatstein
    PHOTOS: ALEX STIRTON, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA–PA133321; LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA–PA116720; LONDON PICTURES SERVICE/BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION OTTAWA; ALEX STIRTON, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA–PA140417 Clockwise from top right: German Lieutenant-General Paul Reichelt (second from left) discusses the surrender with Canadian Lt.-Gen. Charles Foulkes (fourth from left)...
  • This Coming Spring

    January 1, 2005 by Tom MacGregor
    PhotoS: Tom MacGregor Clockwise from top: Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, near Nijmegen in the Netherlands, has 2,338 Canadian graves; Hundreds of Dutch military personnel drop from the sky in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Operation Market Garden; The Keep Them Rolling Association displays vintage...
  • In Belgium They Remember

    January 1, 2005 by Tom MacGregor
    Photo: Tom MacGregor David Clark (third from left) steps forward to place flowers on his brother’s grave in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery. Belgian children sit nervously waiting for the end of the three-hour ceremony at Adegem Canadian War Cemetery. Their part in the placing of...
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