Posts filed in Operations

Third Party Reference Sites

Posted Friday December 06, 2019 by brucericketts

Project 44  is a massive effort by the Canadian Research and Mapping Association to map out the entire D-Day and follow-on events of the Second World War.  The information is presented in...

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Canadian Military Books – UNTOLD

Posted Friday December 06, 2019 by brucericketts

“Untold is an engaging look at the contributions, sacrifices, and involvement of men and women from Northeastern Ontario. It establishes that Northeastern Ontario frequently served as a place important in its own right.” – Michel...

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The official history of WW2 – in PDF form

Posted Thursday December 05, 2019 by brucericketts

Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War Volume I SIX YEARS OF WAR The Army in Canada, Britain and the Pacific Official History of the Canadian...

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AVRO Arrow documentary

Posted Tuesday November 26, 2019 by brucericketts

The Avro Arrow fighter jet was a classified Canadian government operation intended to resolve the threat of Russian bombers. It was unlike anything else ever built before it in the...

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Vimy Ridge – From the air

Posted Tuesday November 26, 2019 by brucericketts

This video does a good job in describing the Canadian battle at Vimy Ridge Reference: Steve Upton on Youtube...

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Highway of Heroes – The Trews

Posted Tuesday November 12, 2019 by brucericketts

The Trews sing Highway of Heroes (lyrics below) The day I shipped out, They numbered a dozen. Upon my return, Were a hundred or so. From the coast and from...

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Canadian Field Ambulance 1916-1919

Posted Sunday November 10, 2019 by brucericketts

Field ambulance units removed casualties from dressing stations and regimental aid posts to casualty clearing stations where urgent surgery was performed. Patients then proceeded to general to stationary hospitals and...

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D-Day Dodgers

Posted Sunday November 03, 2019 by brucericketts

The D-Day Dodgers were the Allied servicemen who fought in Italy during the Second World War. The D-Day Dodgers also inspired a popular wartime soldier’s song (Roud Folk Song Index...

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The Battle of the Scheldt

Posted Thursday October 31, 2019 by brucericketts

Introduction The Battle of the Scheldt was a military operation in northern Belgium and the southwestern Netherlands that took place during the Second World War. On September 12, 1944, the...

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