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

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

from Mail Online

By Tony Rennell for MailOnline

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