Remembrance Trio includes:
• Canada and the Great War: Liberation special edition
• Canada and the liberation of the Netherlands special edition
• Liberating Normandy special edition
Canada and the Great War: Liberation
In the final five weeks of the First World War, Canadian soldiers liberated more than 200 cities, towns and villages in France. “They were so glad to see us,” said one Canadian soldier, “they wept with joy.”
Canada and the liberation of the Netherlands
Following the Allied invasion of Normandy in the summer of 1944, the long-sought breakout finally started. Canada captured French ports along the English Channel, then focused on the Netherlands. Occupied by the Nazis since 1940, the Dutch were in dire straits. Food and supplies, stolen and hoarded by the Germans, were running out. German defences at the great port of Antwerp throttled critical Allied supply lines. Canada’s job was to open the waterway, then liberate the Dutch, town by town, village by village. The result was a deep and lasting friendship between nations. Written by Tim Cook.
The Battle of Normandy was the beginning of the end of the Second World War in Northwest Europe. Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen helped turn the tide towards victory when they landed on Juno Beach and won hard-fought battles against a determined enemy in the summer of 1944. The cost was high with more than 5,000 Canadians killed between June and August. In words and pictures, Legion Magazine presents the ultimate story on Canada’s historic contribution.