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Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari:, Afġānistān), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.
Allied war crimes include both alleged and legally proven violations of the laws of war by the Allies during World War II against either civilians or military personnel of the Axis Powers.
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1881 until amalgamation into the Royal Regiment of Scotland in March 2006.
Bad Zwischenahn (Low German: Twüschenahn) is a town and a municipality in the low-lying Ammerland district, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Battledress was the specific title of a military uniform adopted by the British Army in the late 1930s and worn until the 1960s.
The Battle of Amiens, also known as the Third Battle of Picardy (3ème Bataille de Picardie), which began on 8 August 1918, was the opening phase of the Allied offensive later known as the Hundred Days Offensive that ultimately led to the end of the First World War.
The Battle of Arras (also known as the Second Battle of Arras) was a British offensive during the First World War.
The Battle of Cambrai, 1918 (also known as the Second Battle of Cambrai) was a battle between troops of the British First, Third and Fourth Armies and German Empire forces during the Hundred Days Offensive of the First World War.
The Drocourt-Quéant Line (Wotan Stellung) was a set of mutually supporting defensive lines constructed by Germany between the French towns of Drocourt and Quéant during World War I. This defensive system was part of the northernmost section of the Hindenburg Line, a vast German defensive system that ran through northeastern France.
The Battle of Flers–Courcelette was a battle within the Franco-British Somme Offensive which took place in the summer and autumn of 1916.
The Battle of Hill 70 was a localized battle of World War I between the Canadian Corps and five divisions of the German Sixth Army.
The Battle of Moerbrugge was a two-day battle involving mostly Canadian troops against German during World War II.
The Battle of Mont Sorrel (Battle of Mount Sorrel, Battle of Hill 62) was a local operation in World War I by three divisions of the British Second Army and three divisions of the German Fourth Army in the Ypres Salient, near Ypres, Belgium, from 2 to 14 June 1916.
The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was a campaign of the First World War, fought by the Allies against the German Empire.
The Battle of the Ancre Heights 1 October – 11 November 1916, was the continuation of British attacks after the Battle of Thiepval Ridge from by the Reserve Army (renamed Fifth Army on 29 October) from Courcelette near the Albert–Bapaume road, west to Thiepval on Bazentin Ridge.
The Battle of Canal du Nord was part of a general Allied offensive against German positions on the Western Front during the Hundred Days Offensive of World War I. The battle took place in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, along an incomplete portion of the Canal du Nord and on the outskirts of Cambrai between 27 September and 1 October 1918.
The Battle of the Scarpe was a World War I battle that took place during the Hundred Days Offensive between 26 and 30 August 1918.
The Battle of the Scheldt was a series of military operations by the Canadian First Army - consisting of Canadian, British and Polish formations - to open up the port of Antwerp so that it could be used to supply the Allies in north-west Europe.
The Battle of the Somme (Bataille de la Somme, Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire.
The Battle of Thiepval Ridge was the first large offensive mounted by the Reserve Army of Lieutenant General Hubert Gough, during the Battle of the Somme and was intended to benefit from the Fourth Army attack at Morval, by starting afterwards.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian Bosna i Hercegovina,; Cyrillic script: Боснa и Херцеговина), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH, and in short often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.
The Bren Gun, usually called simply the Bren, was a series of light machine guns adopted by Britain in the 1930s and used in various roles until 1992.
Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.
Canada’s Hundred Days was a series of attacks made along the Western Front by the Canadian Corps during the Hundred Days Offensive of World War I. Reference to this period as Canada's Hundred Days is due to the substantial role the Canadian Corps of the British First Army played in causing the defeat and/or retreat of the German Army in a series of major battles from Amiens to Mons which along with other Allied offensives ultimately led to Germany's final defeat and surrender.
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF; Forces armées canadiennes, FAC), or Canadian Forces (CF) (les Forces canadiennes, FC), is the unified armed force of Canada, as constituted by the National Defence Act, which states: "The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces." This unified institution consists of sea, land, and air elements referred to as the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), Canadian Army, and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
The Canadian Corps was a World War I corps formed from the Canadian Expeditionary Force in September 1915 after the arrival of the 2nd Canadian Division in France.
Central Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian Church in Canada congregation in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, located in the downtown area at the corner of Charlton (165 Charlton Avenue West) and Caroline Street South.
Charles Davidson Dunbar, DCM, (17 July 1870 – 25 January 1939) was an orphan who grew up to become the first pipe major in Britain and the Empire to be commissioned as a pipe officer.
Colonel Charles Perry Stacey, OC, OBE, CD, FRSC (30 July 1906 – 17 November 1989) was a Canadian historian and university professor.
A clan is group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent.
Claude Thomas Bissell, (February 10, 1916 – June 21, 2000) was a Canadian author and educator.
In military organizations, the practice of carrying colors, standards or guidons, both to act as a rallying point for troops and to mark the location of the commander, is thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt some 5,000 years ago.
Courcelette is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.
Cyprus (Κύπρος; Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
The Department of Militia and Defence was the department responsible for military forces in Canada from 1906 to 1921.
Dieppe is a coastal community in the Arrondissement of Dieppe in the Seine-Maritime department in the Upper Normandy region of northern France.
The Distinguished Conduct Medal, post-nominal letters DCM, was established in 1854 by Queen Victoria as a decoration for gallantry in the field by other ranks of the British Army.
A drill hall is a place such as a building or a hangar where soldiers practice and perform military drill.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.
Emblazonment refers to the selection of Battle Honours to be borne on Regimental Colours, drums, and cap badges (in the case of Rifle Regiments).
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
A facing colour is a common European uniform military tailoring technique where the inside lining of a standard military jacket, coat or tunic visible to the observer, is of a different colour to that of the garment itself.
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.
Falaise is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.
Sir Frederick William Borden, KCMG, PC (May 14, 1847 – January 6, 1917) was a Canadian politician.
Friesoythe, in Saterland Frisian language Ait or Äit, is a town in the district of Cloppenburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
The Frontier Force Regiment is one of six infantry regiments of the Pakistan Army.
The George Cross (GC) is second in the order of wear in the United Kingdom honours system, and takes precedence over all other orders, decorations and medals, except the Victoria Cross.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.
The glengarry bonnet is a traditional Scots cap made of thick-milled woollen material, decorated with a toorie on top, frequently a rosette cockade on the left side, and with ribbons hanging down behind.
Hamilton (2011 population 519,949; UA population 670,580; CMA population 721,053) is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario.
The Hindenburg Line (Siegfriedstellung) was a German defensive position of World War I, built during the winter of 1916–1917 on the Western Front, from Arras to Laffaux, near Soissons on the Aisne.
Hogmanay (Scots:, Scottish English) is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner.
Hong Kong, traditionally Hongkong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea.
Hugh McDonald McKenzie (5 December 1885 – 30 October 1917) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
The infantry is the branch of a military force that fights on foot.
John David "Dave" Stewart (August 21, 1910 – December 5, 1988) was a businessperson and political figure in Prince Edward Island.
Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.
James Chisholm (died c. 1545), Bishop of Dunblane, was the eldest son of Edmund Chisholm, the first Chisholm to own the estate of Cromlix in Dunblane parish, Strathearn, having moved from the Scottish Borders.
Acting Sergeant John Rennie, GC (1919–1943) was posthumously awarded the George Cross for the gallantry he displayed in protecting others after a training accident at Riddlesworth near Slough on the 29 October 1943.
John Weir Foote, VC, CD (May 5, 1904 – May 2, 1988) was a Canadian military chaplain and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
The Küsten Canal, also known as the Coastal Canal (Küstenkanal), is a canal, about long, that links the Dortmund-Ems Canal with the Hunte and thus the Weser rivers.
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The Liberal Party of Canada (Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits, is the oldest federal political party in Canada.
The Liberation of Paris (also known as the Battle for Paris) was a military combat that took place during World War II from 19 August 1944 until the German garrison surrendered the French capital on 25 August 1944.
A military exercise or war game is the employment of military resources in training for military operations, either exploring the effects of warfare or testing strategies without actual combat.
The Minister of Militia and Defence was the federal government minister in charge of the volunteer army units in Canada, the Canadian Militia, before the creation of the Canadian Army.
Moerbrugge is a village in the Belgian province of West Flanders, in the municipality of Oostkamp.
Mons (Dutch: Bergen "mountains"; Picard: Mont) is a Belgian city and municipality, and the capital of the province of Hainaut.
Nanaimo (Canada 2011 Census population 83,810) is a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
The National War Memorial (titled The Response) is a tall, granite memorial arch with accreted bronze sculptures in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, designed by Vernon March and first dedicated by King George VI in 1939.
Niagara-on-the-Lake (Cayuga: Tganawai:ˀ) (2011 population 15,400) is a Canadian town located in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region of the southern part of the province of Ontario.
Ontario is one of the ten provinces of Canada, located in east-central Canada.
Operation Blockbuster was the completion of the larger Operation ''Veritable'' by the Canadian 1st Army, reinforced by the British XXX Corps.
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.
Operation Tractable was the final offensive conducted by Canadian and Polish Army troops, supported by one brigade of British tanks, as part of the Battle of Normandy.
Operation Veritable (also known as the Battle of the Reichswald) was the northern part of an Allied pincer movement conducted by British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery's 21st Army Group, primarily consisting of the First Canadian Army under Harry Crerar and the British XXX Corps under Brian Horrocks.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
A pleat (older plait) is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place.
The Primary Reserve of the Canadian Forces (Première Réserve des Forces Canadiennes) is the first and largest of the four sub-components of the Canadian Forces reserves, followed by the Supplementary Reserve, the Canadian Rangers, and the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (formerly the Cadet Instructors Cadre).
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, (Louise Caroline Alberta; 18 March 1848 – 3 December 1939), was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI, generally referred to as The Patricias) is one of the three Regular Force infantry regiments of the Canadian Army of the Canadian Armed Forces.
A regiment is a title used by some military units.
--> 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.
The Somme is a river in Picardy, northern France.
The Ross rifle was a straight-pull bolt action.303 inch-calibre rifle produced in Canada from 1903 until 1918.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual series of Military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands and display teams on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
The Royal New South Wales Regiment (RNSWR) is a reserve infantry regiment of the Australian Army based in the state of New South Wales.
Saint-Éloi (French for Saint Eligius) may refer to the following places.
Saint-Lambert, is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.
The Scheldt (Dutch: Schelde, French: Escaut) is a long river in northern France, western Belgium and the southwestern part of the Netherlands.
Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
A Scottish regiment is any regiment (or similar military unit) that at some time in its history has or had a name that referred to Scotland or some part, thereof, and adopted items of Scottish dress.
The Second Battle of the Somme of 1918 was fought during the First World War on the Western Front from the end of the summer, in the basin of the River Somme.
The South Alberta Regiment (SAR) was a Canadian infantry regiment which served in the Second World War.
Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours.
The Algonquin Regiment is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army comprising two companies.
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), or A & SH of C, is a Primary Reserve Highland infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces, based at John W. Foote VC Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario.
The Calgary Highlanders is a Canadian Army Primary Reserve infantry regiment, headquartered at Mewata Armouries in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
"The Campbells Are Coming" is a Scottish song associated with Clan Campbell.
The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces.
The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) is a Primary Reserve unit of the Canadian Army based at John W. Foote VC Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario.
The Winnipeg Grenadiers was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army formed on 1 April 1908 under General Order No.
The War in Afghanistan is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks.
The Welland Canal is a ship canal in Ontario, Canada, connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
The Western Allied invasion of Germany was conducted by the Western Allies in the final months of fighting in the European theatre in World War II.
Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France.
The Western Front of the European theatre of World War II encompassed Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Western Germany. World War II military engagements in Southern Europe and elsewhere are generally considered under separate headings. The Western Front was marked by two phases of large-scale combat operations. The first phase saw the capitulation of the Netherlands, Belgium and France during May and June 1940 after their defeat in the Low Countries and the northern half of France, and continued into an air war between Germany and Britain that climaxed with the Battle of Britain. The second phase consisted of large-scale ground combat, which began in June 1944 with the Allied landings in Normandy and continued until the defeat of Germany in May 1945. Although the majority of German military deaths occurred on the Eastern Front, German losses on the Western Front were almost irreplaceable, because most of Germany's resources were being allocated to the Eastern Front. This meant that, while losses there could be replaced to some extent, very few replacements or reinforcements were being sent to the west to stop the advance of the Western Allies. The Normandy landings were a psychological blow to the German military and its leaders, who had feared a repetition of the two-front war of World War I.
General Sir William Dillon Otter KCMG, KCB, CVO, VD (December 3, 1843 – May 6, 1929) was a Knight and professional Canadian soldier who became the first Canadian-born Chief of the General Staff, the head of the Canadian Army.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
Ypres ('Ieper') is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders.
The 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), CEF was a unit of the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force.
The 173rd (Highlanders) Battalion, CEF, was a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.
The 19th Battalion (Central Ontario), CEF was a unit of the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force.
A series of shootings occurred on October 22, 2014, at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
The 2nd Canadian Division (2 Can Div) is responsible for Canadian Army operations in the Canadian province of Quebec.
31 Canadian Brigade Group (31CBG; 31e Groupe-brigade du Canada) is part of the 4th Canadian Division, under the Canadian Army.
The 3rd Canadian Division is a formation of the Canadian Army.
The 4th Canadian Division is a formation of the Canadian Army.
The 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot was a Line Infantry Regiment of the British Army.