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Tag: History – The story of the CAF

Montreal remembers

– On August 19, 1942, the Dieppe Raid took the lives of hundreds of Canadian military members. As almost 5000 Canadian soldiers came ashore along the heavily defended coast of France alongside British and American troops.

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Four Canadian First World War soldiers laid to rest

– The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces laid to rest four Canadian First World War soldiers, in France August 23 to 25.

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Remembering Hill 70

– On August 15, 1917, the Canadians seized the trenches around Hill 70. On the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Hill 70, we remember their sacrifice.

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Bravery through fire: the Victoria Cross at Dieppe

– In the midst of carnage, acts of courage shine all the brighter. At Dieppe, there were two Canadian soldiers whose extraordinary bravery would see them awarded the Victoria Cross—the Commonwealth’s highest military honour.

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100 years later: Hill 70, Canada’s forgotten victory

– The Battle of Hill 70 was planned and carried out almost entirely by the Canadian Corps. It was part of an unbroken series of Canadian military successes in the last two years of the war.

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Remembering Dieppe

– On August 19, 1942, over 6 100 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Dieppe, France with the goal of capturing the port town from the Germans. On the 75th anniversary of the Raid of Dieppe, we remember their sacrifice.

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Canada commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

– The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division prepared for the assault on August 19, 1942. But by the end of the day, over half the Canadian forces had been captured or killed: of the 4 963 Canadian troops who participated in Operation JUBILEE, only 2 210 returned to England. This was the Raid on Dieppe.

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Dieppe Raid a victory delayed

– This year marks 75 years since a largely Canadian force, drawn from 2nd Canadian Division, suffered heavy casualties landing on the beaches near Dieppe, France.

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Battle in the skies: Dieppe, August 19, 1942

– Fresh or tired, the crews donned their goggles, gloves, boots and life preservers as they made their way to their squadron areas. It was Wednesday the 19th of August, 1942 and Operation JUBILEE was about to begin.

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The Maple Leaf in the post-war period

– At the end of the war, The Maple Leaf didn’t close up shop immediately: as long as Canadian troops remained abroad, it would continue its mission to entertain and inform.

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