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Dido-class anti-aircraft cruiser, Royal Navy, 6 June 1944

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This ship was part of the force escorting Canadian troops to the D-Day landings in Normandy, 6 June 1944. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-1084)

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Canadians, Juno Beach, June 1944

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Canadian reinforcements landing in Normandy, June 1944. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-1083)

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The battle of Queenston Heights, 13 October 1812

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This 1836 engraving shows American troops (shown in blue uniforms) crossing the Niagara River and landing at Queenston. British and Canadian troops (shown in red uniforms) under General Isaac Brock came from Newark (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and drove the Americans back to the heights. Seeing this, New York militiamen still on the American shore refused to cross into Canada to reinforce the troops there. General Brock was killed during an early attack on the heights. The original sketch copied by this engraving was made by James Dennis (1796-1855), the senior British officer at Queenston when the Americans first landed. His grenadier company of the 49th (the Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot fought throughout the battle. (Library and Archives Canada, C-000276)

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Map of the Dieppe Raid

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Map of Dieppe shows landing positions of Canadian troops.

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A view of the taking of Quebec, 13th September 1759

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This 1797 engraving is based on a sketch made by Hervey Smyth, General Wolfe's aide-de-camp during the siege of Quebec in 1759. (Library of the Canadian Department of National Defence)

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New England troops land at Louisbourg, 1745

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Militia from New England, supported by the British Navy, land at Louisbourg in May 1745. After a short siege lasting 48 days, the French defenders surrendered the fortress. (Library and Archives Canada, C-040989).

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