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The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that opposed the Axis powers together during the Second World War (1939–1945).
Armoured warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare.
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands.
Call of Duty 3 is a 2006 first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision.
Chambois is a commune in the Orne département in north-western France.
Coevorden (Dutch Low Saxon: Koevern) is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands.
The Coudehard-Montormel Memorial (mémorial de Coudehard-Montormel or mémorial de Montormel) is a historical museum on mont Ormel in France, dedicated to the battle of the Falaise pocket, the last episode in the battle of Normandy.
Tank, Cruiser, Mk VIII, Cromwell (A27M), and the related Centaur (A27L) tank, were one of the most successful series of cruiser tanks fielded by Britain in the Second World War.
Drenthe is a province of the Netherlands, located in the northeast of the country.
Duns (historically Dunse) is the county town of the historic county of Berwickshire, within the Scottish Borders.
East Frisia or Eastern Friesland (German: Ostfriesland; East Frisian Low Saxon: Oostfreesland) is a coastal region in the northwest of the German federal state of Lower Saxony.
Emmen is a municipality and a town in the northeastern Netherlands.
Landkreis Emsland is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany named after the river Ems.
The English Channel (Manche, "Sleeve"; Mor Breizh, "Bretons Sea"; Mor Bretannek, "British Sea"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France, and joins the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.
Exile means to be away from one's home (i.e. city, state or country), while either being explicitly refused permission to return and/or being threatened with imprisonment or death upon return.
The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War.
The First Canadian Army was the senior Canadian operational formation that served in North-western Europe from July 1944 until May 1945 during the Second World War.
Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen, Flandre) today normally refers to the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium.
George Kitching (1910 – 1999) CBE, DSO, CD was a Canadian general active in World War II. George Kitching was born on 9 September 1910 in Guangzhou (Canton), China.
Ghent (Gent; Gand) is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish Region of Belgium.
Great Britain, also known as Britain, is an island in the North Atlantic off the north-west coast of continental Europe.
The Great Polish Map of Scotland is a large (50 m x 40 m) three-dimensional, outdoor concrete scale model of Scotland, located in the grounds of the Barony Castle Hotel, outside the village of Eddleston near Peebles in the Scottish Borders.
Groningen (Gronings: Grönnen; Grinslân) is the northeasternmost province of the Netherlands.
The Royal Burgh of Haddington (Haidintoun) is a town in East Lothian, Scotland.
Haren (Polish: 1945–1948 Maczków) is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany in the district of Emsland.
Hill 262, or the Mont Ormel ridge (elevation), is an area of high ground above the village of Coudehard in Normandy that was the location of a bloody engagement in the final stages of the Normandy Campaign during the Second World War.
The Polish I Corps (I Korpus Polski; from 1942, Polish I Armored-Mechanized Corps, I Korpus Pancerno-Motorowy) was a tactical unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War II.
Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan OBE FRSL (15 May 1934 – 2 August 2012) was a British military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist.
The Kriegsmarine (War Navy) was the navy of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945.
The article provides links to lists of military divisions arranged by ordinal number, name, country or conflict.
The Low Countries (de Lage Landen., les Pays-Bas.) is a coastal region in western Europe, consisting especially of the Netherlands and Belgium, and the low-lying delta of the Rhine, Meuse, Scheldt, and Ems rivers where much of the land is at or below sea level.
The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most numerous battle tank used by the United States and some other Western Allies in World War II.
Moerdijk is a municipality and a town in the South of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.
In NATO and most other western countries, motorised infantry is infantry that is transported by trucks or other un-protected motor vehicles.
The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
A non-commissioned officer (NCO), sometimes spelled noncommissioned officer and sometimes referred to colloquially as a non-com, called a sub-officer, in some countries, is a military officer who has not been given a commission.
Normandy (Normandie, pronounced, Norman: Normaundie, from Old French Normanz, plural of Normant, originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages) is a geographical region of France corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy.
An officer is a person who has a position of authority in a hierarchical organization.
Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II.
Operation Totalize (also spelled "Operation Totalise" in some more recent British sources) was an offensive launched by Allied troops of the First Canadian Army during the later stages of Operation Overlord, from 8 to 13 August 1944.
Overijssel or Overissel (Dutch Low Saxon: Oaveriessel) is a province of the Netherlands in the central-eastern part of the country.
Panzer is a German language word that means armour.
The PlayStation 2 (PS2), is a home video game console that was manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment.
Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.
Polish migration to the United Kingdom describes the temporary or permanent settlement of Polish people in the United Kingdom.
Polish Canadians are Citizens of Canada with Polish ancestry, and Poles who immigrated to Canada from abroad.
The Polish HussarsBrzezinski, Richard and Velimir Vukšić, Polish Winged Hussar 1576-1775, (Osprey Publishing Ltd., 2006), 6.
Polish (język polski, polszczyzna) is a Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland and the native language of the Poles.
--> The Rhine is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Austrian, Swiss- Liechtenstein border, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the Rhineland and eventually empties into the North Sea in the Netherlands.
Saint-Omer is a commune in France.
The Schutzstaffel (abbreviated as SS), "protection squadron" or "defence corps"; also with stylized "Armanen" ''sig'' runes) was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP). It began with a small, permanent guard unit known as the "Saal-Schutz" (Hall-Protection) made up of NSDAP volunteers to provide security for Nazi Party meetings in Munich. Later, in 1925, Heinrich Himmler joined the unit, which had by then been reformed and renamed the "Schutz-Staffel". Under Himmler's leadership (1929–45), it grew from a small paramilitary formation to one of the largest and most powerful organizations in the Third Reich. Built upon the Nazi ideology, the SS under Himmler's command was responsible for many crimes against humanity during World War II (1939–45). The SS, along with the Nazi Party, was declared a criminal organization by the International Military Tribunal, and banned in Germany after 1945.
Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Stadskanaal is a town and municipality with a population of 32,715 in the province of Groningen in the northeast of the Netherlands.
Stanisław Żółkiewski (1547–1620) was a Polish nobleman of the Lubicz coat of arms, magnate and military commander of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, who took part in many campaigns of the Commonwealth and on its southern and eastern borders.
General Stanisław Maczek (31 March 1892 – 11 December 1994) was a Polish tank commander of World War II, whose division was instrumental in the Allied liberation of France, closing the Falaise pocket, resulting in the destruction of 14 German Wehrmacht and SS divisions.
Stephen Edward Ambrose (January 10, 1936 – October 13, 2002) was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.
The Wehrmacht (lit. "defence force"From wehren, "to defend" and Macht, "power, force". See the Wiktionary article for more information.) was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1946.
The concept of Western betrayal refers to the view that the United Kingdom and France failed to meet their legal, diplomatic, military and moral obligations with respect to the Czech and Polish nations of Central and Eastern Europe in the prelude to and aftermath of the Second World War.
Wilhelmshaven is a coastal town in Lower Saxony, Germany.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West is a 2008 6-episoded BBC/PBS documentary series on the role of Joseph Stalin and German-Soviet relations before, during, and after World War II, created by Laurence Rees and Andrew Williams.
Ypres ('Ieper') is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders.
The Polish 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade (Polish 10 Brygada Kawalerii Pancernej, French 10e Brigade de cavalerie blindée polonaise) was an armoured formation of the Polish Armed Forces in the West.
1st Polish Armoured Regiment (1 Pułk Pancerny) of the 1st Polish Armoured Division (1 Dywizja Pancerna) is a short history of the 1st Armoured Regiment's origins in France till the end of World War II in Germany.
The 1st (Polish) Independent Parachute Brigade was a parachute brigade under the command of Major General Stanisław Sosabowski, created in the Second World War during September 1941 and based in Scotland.
Poland raised the 2nd Polish Armoured Regiment in France on 29 January 1940 as the 2nd Tank Battalion and fought under this title in the French campaign of 1940.
The 3rd Polish Infantry Brigade (3 Brygada Strzelców) was a Polish infantry brigade which served during World War II.
The 4th Canadian Division is a formation of the Canadian Army.