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  1. The Great Escape - Dunkirk

    The Battle of Dunkirk Operation Dynamo   May 1940: The North of France is swept up in the frightening upheaval of war.  The German army’s lightning advance toward the English Channel has entrapped the French and British troops like fish in a net.  Driven from the fields the French and British Armies withdrew to Dunkirk, fighting all the way with...
  2. Liberation of Belgium and the Netherlands

    The Liberation of Belgium and the Netherlands and the advance into Germany September 1944 – May 1945 The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. In the 3 months following their landings in Normandy the Allied armies had defeated the German Army in France, liberated Brussels, captured Antwerp and...
  3. The Dieppe Disaster

    Dieppe, France To see our video of the Dieppe Disaster click the link. In the spring of 1942 the situation of the Allies was still uncertain, even though the American’s had joined the fight. The Germans were advancing deeper into the USSR and the British divisions in North Africa had to withdraw. Europe was still held hostage by Germany. It was...
  4. Dieppe Canadian Cemetery

    A complete list of the names of the soldiers interred at the Dieppe Canadian Cemetery located in Dieppe, France. RANK FORENAME SURNAME AGE REGIMENT UNIT - SHIP - SQUADRON Private JOHN RANDOLPH ABBOTT Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. Private SIDNEY LEOPOLD ABSE 19 Royal Army Medical Corps Private EDWARD WILLIAM ADAMS 25 Royal Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C. Lieutenant FREDERICK PRIDGEN...
  5. German WWII VOLKSSTURM

    Hitler established the Deutscher Volkssturm, in English meaning German People's storm or People's army,  on September 25, 1944. It was first announced in a secret decree on October 18, the anniversary of the great victory of the Prussians, Saxons, Poles, Swedes and Russians over Napoleon at Leipzig in 1813, dubbed the “Battle of the Nations”.  Hitler was fond of identifying...

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