Canadian Military History Gateway
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In Canada’s first sustained land operation of the war, Canadian troops helped capture Sicily in a five-week campaign beginning 10 July 1943.
Canadian War Museum
Matthew Halton reports his encounter with a young Italian soldier during the war.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The Nazis’ military aggression led directly to the Second World War. On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland and, two days later, Britain and France declared war on Germany.
The middle decades of the 19th century saw warfare on a large scale in Europe and North America.
Canadian involvement in the battle of the Netherlands was appreciated both by allied governments and the Dutch people. The actions of Canadian troops during combat and afterwards, assisting the population, were preserved in the archives of the "Hamilton Spectator."