Major David Currie VC

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

Captain MFM Meiklejohn VC - vc heroes boer war 1 Military R Card

WHITFIELD_VC

German soldiers Normandy 1944

German Soldier 1944

#46 Lieut. Col. Dick-Cunyngham VC - vc heroes boer war 1 Military R Card

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

HMCS Brantford covered with ice, February 1944 (courtesy Canada Dept of National Defence, Library and Archives Canada/PA-136146).

'Courage': Major John Simpson Knox was awarded the VC medal for his exceptional heroism during the Crimean war

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

German soldier

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)

Company Sergeant-Major J.R. Osborn of "A" Company, The Winnipeg Grenadiers, Jamaica, circa 1940-1941. Killed in action at Hong Kong on 19 December 1941, CSM Osborn was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross

Ernest Alvia Smith VC

War Memorial Statue of John Henry Carless VC by Pramal, via Flickr

John Vaughn Campbell VC THE GREAT WAR by old school paul, via Flickr

Victoria Cross (VC). The premier award for gallantry, the VC may be awarded to all ranks of the services and civilians for gallantry in the presence of the enemy. It may be awarded posthumously.

Arthur F.G. Kilby VC Victoria Cross « Peace and Freedom

"Come on, Canada!" ~ Second World War poster, ca. 1940s

U.S. soldier looks back at the beach after landing, Colleville sur Mer, Normandy, June 6 1944