The year 1943 was a turning point of WWII.
Allied to serve the common cause of freedom
and democracy, Canada, Great Britain, the
United States, the countries of the British
Commonwealth and free nations suffering
under Nazi occupation counter-attacked.
In the Atlantic, Allied navies were finally
able to counter the formidable threat of
the German submarine fleet. The Royal Canadian
Navy played a key role, taking command of
the Northwest Atlantic theatre.
The Allied air forces, supported by Canada's
Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP),
launched massive air strikes. In preparation
for D-Day strategic
bombing against Germany targeted
its war industry and abated the morale of
Meanwhile the land forces were getting
involved in major campaigns that were to
bring about the demise of the Third Reich.
Together with their allies, Canadian soldiers
marched on, on Sicilian mountain roads,
up the Italian boot, in Normandy, along
the Scheldt, through the Netherlands and
into Germany. So many different roads to
Victory, conquered through determination
and courage and at the price of many human