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Code Name: Tank

Type: Document

The tank was a technical marvel of war and an antidote to the rule of the machine gun. The tank was able to penetrate any defensive position and was employed in ever increasing numbers.

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Canadian M113 armoured personnel carriers, U.N. Protection Force in ex-Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR), 1993

Type: Image

These Canadian APCs seen at the Sarajevo airport are serving with the United Nations in Bosnia during the 1993 siege of the city. (Canadian Department of National Defence, 93-5381)

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Canadian anti-aircraft gun

Type: Image

This anti-aircraft gun is set up above Juno Beach, Normandy, in June 1944. The star was used to mark Allied equipment, particularly for recognition from the air. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-1082)

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Operation "PLUNDER" - The Canadian Participation in the Assault Across the Rhine and the Expansion of the Bridgehead by 2 Canadian Corps, 23/24 March - 1 April 1945

Type: Document

One of a series of reports dealing with the operations of the First Canadian Army in North-West Europe. It describes the part played by the Canadians in the assault across the Rhine.

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Canadian Operations in Italy, October - November 1943

Type: Document

A detailed account of the operations of 1 Cdn Inf Div and 1 Cdn Army Tk Bde (later 1 Cdn Armd Bde) in Southern Italy during 1943.

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The Black Day of the German Army

Type: Document

The attack at Amiens succeeded beyond all expectations and shattered the reputation of the German Army. A combined arms assault by infantry, tanks, motorized machine-guns and mortars, and effective artillery coordination with air superiority, destroyed over seven German divisions in a single day. Thereafter, the Germans referred to August 8th as the Black Day.

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A Canadian Deception

Type: Document

The Canadians prepared for a surprise attack at Amiens by deceiving the Germans at Kemmel, ensuring operational secrecy by pretending to be Australian troops. This began the Allied '100 Days Campaign' that ended the war with the use of a mass tank attack.

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Campaign in Southern Italy (September - December 1943) - Information from German Military Documents Regarding Allied Operations in General and Canadian Operations in Particular

Type: Document

Canadian forces were active in Southern Italy from September to December of 1943. After the war information on these activities became available from German sources. Army Headquarters presents, in this report, relevant details from these sources.

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Italian Campaign (4 January - 4 June 1944) - Information From German Military Documents Regarding Allied Operations in General and Canadian Operations in Particular

Type: Document

While Canadian operations are dealt with from a Canadian prespective in other reports, certain information from German sources became available after those reports appeared. This particular report deals with the period from January 1944 to the fall of Rome on June 4, 1944.

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Operations of the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade in Italy, May 1944 to February 1945 - Part II - The Advance to Florence, 3 June - 1 September 1944

Type: Document

The present report covers the period June - August 1944, during which 1 Cdn Armd Bde advanced from the Melfa to the Arno.

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