A wounded soldier is treated for a headwound on the battlefield near Caen, July 15, 1944, note the bullet damage to his helmet and the corresponding bandage on his head.
The Devil’s Brigade, also known as the First Special Service Force (FSSF), was a joint US/Canadian force formed during the Second World War in response to the need for a specially-trained unit capable of unique or “special” operations.
American soldiers on Omaha Beach recover the dead after D-Day 1944 by Walter Rosenblum
Canadian soldiers fixing bayonets - WW1.
Canadian troops moving through barbed wire entanglements at Vimy Ridge.
“Two examples of Britain’s war forces, a soldier in battle dress and a bearded Canadian sailor share a light at an English port, on January 14, 1941.” (AP Photo)
A Canadian member of the joint American-Canadian landing force squints down the sights of a Japanese machine gun found in a trench on Kiska Island, Alaska, on August 16, 1943. After the brutal fighting in the battle to retake Attu Island, U.S. and Canadian forces were prepared for even more of a fight on Kiska. Unknown to the Allies though, the Japanese had evacuated all their troops two weeks earlier. Although the invasion was unopposed, 32 soldiers were killed in friendly-fire incidents, four more by booby traps, and a further 191 were listed as Missing in Action. Quite a casualty list considering the enemy were not even there. I demonstrates the complexity of staging a beach landing anywhere and the inherent dangers to the men involved.
This is one of the most haunting photos I have ever seen. It is hundreds of wedding rings that were removed from those in Concentration Camps.