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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)

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

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

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.

German soldiers - Autumn 1942 by GLORY. The largest archive of german WWII images, via Flickr

Strategists' Conference, WWII - Winston Churchill and Lieutenant General A.G.L. McNaughton study a military map at Canadian Headquarters, March 1941 (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-119399).

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).

German mortars. The largest archive of german WWII images, via Flickr