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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)

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

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For sale, a hero's VC medal and the cannonball that struck him

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

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Man the Nazis could not kill: A giant with a volcanic temper, he shot 100 enemy and won a VC - but hated being a hero

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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American tank under Champs Élysées Paris August 1944

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)

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

The Last Days of Mankind: Massed German prisoners near Amiens, August 1918, after what General von Ludendorff called the German Army's 'blackest day'...