Major Second World War battles and campaigns
Services and information
Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945)
This 2075-day naval battle of the Second World War (WW2) helped ensure Allied victory in Europe.
Battle of Britain (1940)
The Battle of Britain, in which more than 100 Canadian pilots fought alongside their allies.
The defence of Hong Kong (1941)
Canada’s role in defending Hong Kong against Japan.
The Dieppe Raid (1942)
Detailed summary of the Raid on Dieppe and the lessons learned.
The Italian Campaign (1943-1945)
Canada’s role in liberating Italy during the Second World War.
D-Day and the Battle of Normandy (1944)
Canada’s role in the greatest seaborne invasion of all time.
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Forged in Fire Exhibit
Plan a trip to the Canadian War Museum to view their largest and most visited gallery which studies the Second World War.
Traitor or Patriot (film)
Watch this feature-length documentary about Adélard Godbout, Premier of Quebec during the Second World War.
Democracy at War
Browse this collection of more than 140,000 Canadian news stories and editorials, documenting every aspect of the war.
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