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Lieutenant-General E.L.M Burns, near to Rimini, Italy, 23 September 1944. (Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, PA-171701)

Nurses arrive overseas, France, 1944 (photo by Aikman, courtesy DND/Library and Archives Canada/PA-108174).

After a series of fierce battles, Canadians finally seized Falaise on 16 August 1944 (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-131233).

V-E (Victory in Europe) Day was celebrated all across Canada, as in Ottawa shown here on 8 May 1945 (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-114440)

Major David V. Currie, VC (left with pistol) of the 29th Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regt. (SAR), is in conversation with R. Lowe of 'C' Company, at the time that members of 2.Pz.Div., commanded by Hauptmann Siegfried Rauch are surrendering to Sgt.Major G. Mitchell in Saint-Lambert-sur-Dives, Calvados. (The Falaise Pocket) on the 19 August 1944. Major Currie received the V.C for his courage and leadership.

American soldiers comfort a little girl and her puppy after the invasion of Normandy. Colleville-sur-Mer, 1944.

Major J. M. Figott and members of his company of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry kneeling at the graves of Canadian soldiers killed at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Dieppe, France, 1 Sept 1944

Prisoner of war: German soldier surrending to US Paratrooper, WWII

Royal Canadian Artillery firing at enemy positions, Sicily, 1943 (photo by J. Smith, courtesy DND/Library and Archives Canada/PA-151748).

Frigate in North Atlantic - Depth charges explode astern a frigate in the North Atlantic, January 1944 (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/Lawrence/DND/PA-133246).

Boy Soldier 15-year-old German soldier crying when captured by allied forces, 1944