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    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)

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    German soldiers Normandy 1944

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

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

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

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

    Sergeant-Major Stan Hollis, of Middlesbrough was the only soldier awarded a VC at D-Day and is believed to have gunned down 100 German soldiers

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

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

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    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

    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

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

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

    Soviet soldiers resting on the steps of the Reich Chancellery looking at German medals that have not yet been awarded, nor will they be. Berlin, May 1945.

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

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