Battle of Hong KongDate: December 8 1941
Participating Countries: Canada,Britain,India,Japan
Casualties: Canada 554
Result:Canadians were forced to surrender to Japanese
Facts:Capatured Canadians were imprisoned in Japan or Hong Kong and they were treated with brutality. They were forced to work 12 hours a day and as a result around 264 died.
WWII Battles in Order
The Battle of DieppeDate:August 19 1942
Countries Involved:Canada, Britain, United States,Germany
Casualties:Canada 907, Britain 52, United States 3, German 311
Result: Canadians failed to capture Dieppe, Germans won
Facts: Ground forces included 4 963 men from 2nd Canadian division,1 005 commandos, 50 us rangers and 15 frechmen. After the failed raid, 1 946 were taken prisoner
Landing in SicilyParticipating Countries: Canada, Britain, US, Germany, Italy
Casualties: Canada 562,Britain 2 721, US 2 237
Results:Canadians had won small part of Sicily
Facts: On the way, 58 canadians drowned when enemy submarines sank 3 ships of the assault convoy. also 500 vehicles and numerous guns and weapons were lost to sea.
San leonardoDate:December 8 1943
Participating Countries:Canada, New Zealand, Germany
Results: Canadian soldiers had captured Sans Leonardo
Facts: the slopes near Sans leonardo were steep and heavy winter rain had turned the Moro River into thick mud. Canadians were forced to retreat but eventually gained sans leonardo after 2 days of effort.
OrtonaDate: December 20 1943
Participating Countries:Canada, Germany, New Zealand
Casualties: Canada 1 200
Results: The Canadians won the battle over Germans
Facts: According to New Zealand historian, the Germans were willing to sell them some ground, but they refused. The battle of Ortona was one of the bloodiest battles in Italian campaign but also one of the greatest canadian victories in WWII.
AnzioDate: January 22 1944
Participating Countries: Canada, Germany, Britain, US, Italy
Casualties: Allied forces 7 000, Germans 5 389
Results: The Canadians won over Germans
Facts: The Canadians launched a series of aggressive attacks and the Germans fell back about 1 500 yards. The FSSF(First Special Service Force) were trained to silently kill their German victims with knives, one FSSF soldier left a message that translated into "The worst is yet to come" on his victim.
The Hitler LineDate: May 18 1944
Participating Countries: Canada, Germany
Results: The 1st Canadian Corps attacked the Hitler Line and sent the germans fleeing to their fallback.
Facts: Canadians earned some rest except for the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade. The Hitler Line was a german fallback with minefields, barbed wires,fortified pillbox machine guns and crossfires from tanks.
The Capture of RomeDate: May 22 1944
Participating countries: Canada and Germany
Results: The FSSF captured the city of rome from Germans
Facts:The FSSF were forced to wait for the armour divisions and supporting infantry due to minefields. The FSSF were forced to fall back from Cisterna Railway station.
Normandy BattlesDate: June 6 1944
Countries involved: Canada,Britain,US,Germany,Poland
Casualties: Canada 5 021,Britain 17 769,US 9 386, Poland 950
Result: Canadians did a large role in defeating the Germans
Facts: More than 2 000 German tanks were destroyed. Of all the divisions which formed part of the Montgomorey's 21 Army Gruop, none suffered more casualties than the 3rd and 2nd Canadian divisions.
The Gothic LineDate: August 25 1944
Countries Involved: Canada, Germany
Casualties: Canada 4 000
Result: The Canadians broke the line from germans with Canadian Airforce
Facts:The Gothic Line was the most firtified German line because many factories that produced vital supplies were there. the line composed of machine gun posts, anti-tank guns, mortar and assaut gun positions, tant turret, wires, mines, ditches.