World War II

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  • Sending Children to Canada

    Sending Children to Canada
    600 British children were sent to Canada to escape the bombings on London and other British cities.
  • Canadians Reinforce Hong Kong

    Canadians Reinforce Hong Kong
    This was a doomed mission since there were 20,000 Japanese troops stationed 30 miles from Hong Kong. After 17 days of fighting, Hong Kong was taken.
  • Women starting working as air transport authority

    Women starting working as air transport authority
    Canadian women were now allowed to join the army in non-combative positions.
  • German U-boats Start Appearing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

    German U-boats Start Appearing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
    23 ships were sunk in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and at the worst a ship was sunk every four hours.
  • Canadians Invade Sicily

    Canadians Invade Sicily
    After 4 weeks of fighting, the Canadians had fought their way through 120 miles of enemy territory.
  • V2s Start Being Launched at England

    V2s Start Being Launched at England
    V2s were launched every 10 minutes at England
  • D-Day

    D-Day
    The largest offensive of the war as the Allies storm the beaches of Normandy. 1,074 Canadians were involved and 359 were killed.
  • Canadiens Retake Dieppe

    Canadiens Retake Dieppe
    However there was no battle, as the German soldiers pulled out before any attack could happen.
  • Germans Retreat Through France

    Germans Retreat Through France
    Germans retreat through France destroying harbours, bridges and rail yards in their wake. Only Antwerp was saved. The harbours of Dieppe, Calais and Boulogne were all destroyed.
  • Young German Soldiers Started Appearing

    Young German Soldiers Started Appearing
    German teenagers as young as 14 were enlisted in the Hitler youth.
  • The Canadians Cross the Rhine River

    The Canadians Cross the Rhine River
    The only way the Canadians could cross the Rhine was with amphibious vehicles. The ground troops were supported by paratroopers.
  • The Netherlands is Liberated by the Canadians

    The Netherlands is Liberated by the Canadians
    Starting in September 1944 the Canadians fought to liberate the Netherlands succeeding in April 1945.
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    The Germans surrender to the Allies.
  • The Japanese Surender to the Allies Onboard USS Missouri

    The Japanese Surender to the Allies Onboard USS Missouri
    The Japanese emperor signs the agreement declaring peace, in Tokyo harbour aboard USS Missouri.
  • Germans Flood Holland by Opening the Dikes

    Germans Flood Holland by Opening the Dikes
    As the Germans retreated through the Netherlands they opened all the dikes holding the sea out causing widespread flooding.
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