Sunday, August 21, 2016

Canadians in WW2

Men of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal follow a Sherman of the 27th Armoured Regiment while clearing Falaise, Aug 17 1944.
 Below, an artillery convoy passes through the ruined town.
Lt Col D J Goodspeed, The Armed Forces of Canada 1867-1967, Queens Printer Ottawa 1967
Two months after D Day and still only 30 miles from the beaches, the Allies close up the Falaise Gap, trapping 50,000 Germans soldiers inside. Many escaped but losses to men and equipment were huge. Two days later the Allies liberated Paris.

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