Canada in the Second World War
Roads to Victory
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 British 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 its population.
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 lives.
The Winter by the Maas, November 8th, 1944 – February 7th, 1945 After the Battle of the Scheldt the First Canadian Army prepared to winter. For three months, between November 8th, 1944, and February 8th, 1945, Canadians were not involved...