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Ypres 1915 - On The Western Front - Canada and the First World War

Type: Document

During the weeks of April 1915 the fledgling Canadian army faced its first devastating battles. Amid huge losses, the Canadians established a reputation as a formidable fighting force.

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Early Battles - Battle of the Atlantic

Type: Document

In April 1940 the war in Europe took an ominous turn. On June 22, 1940, France surrendered, and Britain and its Dominions stood alone against a formidable enemy. Although Britain managed to stave off Hitler's planned invasion, it remained under siege. London and the Channel ports were bombed unmercifully, and the U-boats, using their brand new bases in France, attacked convoys and independently-routed ships almost at will.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada