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Liberated Canadian prisoners of war arrive in Manila, the Philippines, September 1945. LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA137745

The German submarine U-190 surrenders in St. John’s, Nfld., June 1945. EDWARD W. DINSMORE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA145577

A French veteran greets Canadian vehicles, July 1944. LIEUT. G.A. COOPER, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA131386

Toronto is ankle-deep in paper following VE-Day. RONNY JAQUES, NATIONAL FILM BOARD, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA114627

Gunners with the 12th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, read the victory issue of The Maple Leaf, Aurich, Germany. LIEUT. DONALD I. GRANT, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA150931

Troops arrive back in Halifax with a souvenir flag, June 1945. PAUL TAILLEFER, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA112367

Food is dropped at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, May 1945. KRYN TACONIS, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA164611

Members of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in a Wasp flamethrower carrier, July 1944. LIEUT. DONALD I. GRANT, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA190811

FaceToFace2 The story of how Canadian soldiers captured Vimy Ridge in April 1917 has become almost mythological in Canada’s public consciousness.

Did the Canadian government make the right decision in February 1959 to cancel the Avro Arrow project? Author and publisher Marc-Andre Valiquette of Montreal says NO. Researcher and writer Russell Isinger of Saskatoon says YES. Valiquette has written and published the four-book series Destruction of a Dream, The Tragedy of Avro Canada and the CF-105 Arrow. In 1997, Isinger completed his graduate thesis titled The Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow Programme: Decisions And Determinants. Both men continue to research and write on this controversial subject.

Canadian troops land at Arromanches, France, July 1944. HAROLD G. AIKMAN, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116514

Dutch children during the winter of 1944-45. LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES

A Canadian Kangaroo, a Ram Tank without turret used to transport troops

A soldier fuses a hand grenade, England, June 1944. LIEUT. FRANK L. DUBERVILL, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA191017

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders land on Juno Beach on D-Day. GILBERT ALEXANDER MILNE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA122765

Troops clear out a German sniper nest, Caen, July 1944. KEN BELL, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA132727

PHOTO: MARK HEMMINGS/NEW BRUNSWICK MUSEUM COLLECTION—X13631 Partridge Island, viewed from Saint John. It’s considered one of the best-kept historical secrets in the country–Partridge Island, also known as Canada’s Emerald Isle. But unless you’ve got special permission from the Canadian Coast Guard, about the only way you’ll get a good look at this national and provincial...

Oil Springs, Ontario. North America's first commercial oil well 1858

PHOTOS: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA197636; W.H. AGNEW, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA136204

Canadian soldiers head into the water from a landing craft at Bernières-sur-Mer, June 6, 1944. [PHOTO: CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM, GEORGE METCALF ARCHIVAL COLLECTION—20020039-001_3c]

[PHOTOS: METROPOLIS STUDIO; UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT COURTESY OF W.E. STOREY COLLECTION]


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