During the Second World War, Belgium was the scene of major fighting by the First Canadian Army from September to November 1944. The task of the Canadian soldiers was very important: Clearing coastal areas in the north of France. capturing the launching sites of German rockets to put an end to […]
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For the Canadians, Ortona was the bloodiest battle of the Italian Campaign to date. The once pisturesque ancient village on the Adriatic coast has been reduce to rubble. Canadian and German troops clash daily, in bitter, house-to-house fighting. Snipers, booby traps and land mines were a constant threat as every […]