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Lest we forget Canadian Forces soldiers on the international mission in Afghanistan as they pause for remembrance

Canadian soldiers participate in advanced amphibious training from the Shearwater Jetty in Halifax on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (Andrew Vaughan / THE CANADIAN PRESS)


A Canadian soldier, serving with the British forces in Normandy, France, strikes up an acquaintance with a little French girl on Sept. 7, 1944, one of a group of refugees that were fed by the liberating armies. The feeding arrangements were organized by the Civil Affairs. (AP Photo)

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“A #Belgian resistance nurse provides first aid to a Canadian soldier during the fighting around Antwerp, 1944. #WWII”

Crouching behind a pillar, two Canadian soldiers hold their guns ready as they move forward through the ruins of Caen to cross the Orne River, a road sign points to Paris, the direction of British and Canadian forces' forward drive.

WWI.Canadian soldiers posing in a reserve trench they've nicknamed Strand Palace, location unknown.


Military personnel of 438th Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force in Holland during the Second World War.<br />(CAVM 30781)

A young girl leads Canadian soldiers down Rue de Rempart in Valenciennes, France in November, 1918.


World War I Photograph, “A Man’s Best Friend.” ” A wounded Canadian soldier holds his puppy. Animals of all kinds lived in the trenches alongside soldiers. Source: Canadian War Museum

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Canadian World War II Posters Gallery

Unit 2 The First World War of 1914–1918 was the bloodiest conflict in Canadian history, taking the lives of nearly 61,000 Canadians. It erased romantic notions of war, introducing slaughter on a massive scale, and instilled a fear of foreign military involvement that would last until the Second World War. The great achievements of Canadian soldiers on battlefields such as Ypres, Vimy and Passchendaele, however, ignited a sense of national pride and a confidence that Canada could stand on…