In Sicily Canadians were first realised as tough fighters that never gave up which then later on D-Day the Germans sent there best solders against the Canadians. Canadian solders were the only one to defeat the German solders to win the Juno beach on D-Day. The Germans and other nations belived that Canada had real strength and give us the same respect today as they did then and hold us in high respect everywhere arould the world.
There was not an actual battle of Italy. There was the famous battle of Sicily which took place all through out the island. The battle of Sicily played a major role in the decision to overthrow Mussolini and begin negotiations to surrender. Of course, the Germans continued to fight for every mile of territory. The Battle of Cassino was the battle that was the most costly and lasted the longest.
The Royal Canadian Navy and merchant marine fought in the 'Second Battle of the Atlantic', Canadian pilots participated in the 'Battle of Britain', and part of the Dam Busters. The army participated in the capture of Ortona, Juno Beach on D-Day - the 'Battle of Normandy', the Battle of the Scheldt, Liberation of the Netherlands. There was also the battles of the Rhineland, the Hitler Line, Agira (Sicily), the Gothic Line Also Dieppe, Hong Kong, Battle of Belguim, Italian campaign, North Africa
By the time of the invasion of Sicily, the Canadians had been training in Britain for 2 years. The only combat that any Canadians had seen was a small contingent had participated in the failed Dieppe Raid on the coast of France. Now, the Canadian newspapers and politicians were calling for their troops to be used. This long period of inactivity could cause the Canadian troops to loose their fighting ability.At the last minute of the planning for Operation HUSKY, Churchill recommended that the Canadian troops be used in the invasion of Sicily. Eventually, the 1st Canadian Divisionwas substituted for the 3rd British Division. The Chief of the Imperial General Staff immediately sent word of inclusion of Canadian troops in Operation HUSKY to the Allied commander in the Mediterranean Theatre.The 1st Division consisted of 3 infantry Brigades and an Armoured Brigade and totaled 18,347 men at full strength. The Division was equipped with 12,265 pistols and rifles, 1,302 machine guns, 359 mortars, 436 PIATs (Anti-Tank projectile), 307 artillery guns, and 3,347 vehicles.The 1st Canadian Division was part of the British 8th Army that fought in Sicily in July-August 1943.CustermenReference book: "The Canadians in Italy, 1943-1945" Vol II by Nicholson.Link: www.custermen.com
During the Battle of Vimy Ridge 3,598 Canadians were killed and 7,004 wounded. It was a huge success and marked the first time all four Canadian divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force fought together as a single unit, and since then it has been widely accepted that the battle was the birth of Canada's national identity.
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