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Battle of the Scheldt

Type: Document

A description of the operations of the First Canadian Army in Belguim, under the command of Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds, as it attempted to break German control over the sea approaches to Antwerp and the long winding estuary of the West Scheldt.

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Canadians in Belgium 1944

Type: Document

A description of the operations of the First Canadian Army during September and October 1944, as they pushed eastward through France to Belgium and on to the Netherlands.

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Cambrai 1917 - Canada and the First World War

Type: Document

The brilliant British success at Cambrai in November 1917 illustrated an alternative to the ghastly strategy of attrition. This was the first effective tank attack in history, and both the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and the Newfoundland Regiment fought with distinction.

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Clearing the Breskens Pocket - Operation "Switchback"

Type: Document

Description of the First Canadian Army's battle to overcome fierce German resistance as they fought to cross the Leopold Canal in Belgium and clear the Breskens Pocket in the fall of 1944.

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Battle in the Liri Valley

Type: Document

Description of Canadian involvement in the Allied attack on German forces in Italy in the spring of 1944.

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