history of the Canadian Army Overseas could,
and has, filled volumes. Many fine works are in print today, and many more
available though the used-book markets. Some of these books are listed
on our Bibliography page (to which you are
invited to contribute); furthermore, many of the web
links we feature have excellent discourses on various aspects of our
history; please take the time to visit them!
purpose here is to provide an overview, sometimes with editorial content,
on various campaigns, battles and regiments of our volunteer army. Needless
to say, this section will grow slowly, but will, by definition, end up
as one of the most important aspects of this site. To understand the significance
of the tools of the Canadian Army Overseas, one must understand the context
in which they were used.
something specific you'd like to see, please don't hesitate to email me
with your suggestions.
we welcome applicable submissions from members of the internet community-at-large;
please email me to discuss your concepts first. Preference in consideration
will be given to documents which accent the roles and/or experiences of
the private soldier on the ground.
veterans are aging rapidly, ladies and gentlemen. In a few short years
there will be few left, and the roles of our soldiers in the Second World
War will fade ingloriously into the realm of forgotten history. It's up
to us to preserve their memories, and the memories of their fallen comrades;
this site must be a legacy for future generations.
not forget these men, for they have served us well.
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Scislowski served in Italy with the Perth Regiment of the 5th Canadian
Armoured Division. An accomplished writer already, he joins us here with
myriad unique insights into what it was like to have been a Canadian soldier
in WW2. Please welcome him accordingly!
The Battle of Ortona
Battle of Ortona was not only one of the roughest fights the Canadians
were involved in, but was also the 'first great street-fight' [-Winston
Churchill] for the Allied armies in the West. Last year we participated
in a successful campaign to raise money for the vets to go back to meet
their former German counterparts. Read all about the battle itself, and
the 1998 campaign. (currently offline pending
a major update - ed.)
Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment
1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment has the dubious distinction of being
the only Canadian regiment to have been created, to have served, and then
to have been disbanded, entirely on foreign shores. In its short service
life the Regiment and its members saved the lives of countless thousands
of British and Canadian infantrymen, and in doing so, laid the groundwork
for infantry operations everywhere. Learn about the Regiment, its members,
and about the tools they used. ARMATOS FUNDIT!
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