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Canada Remembers
12/08/2016 at 21:22. Facebook
Canada Remembers
12/08/2016 at 21:05. Facebook
The Canadians at Hong Kong fought against overwhelming odds. Today, we remember the Canadians who suffered extreme hardships for peace and freedom. #RememberThem

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Canada Remembers
12/08/2016 at 19:09. Facebook
This film is part of the Valour and the Horror series, three controversial films on Canadian involvement in World War II. In the autumn of 1941, nearly 2,000 ...

Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941

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Canada Remembers
12/08/2016 at 18:23. Facebook
Phil Palmer was born in Calgary in 1969 and enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces immediately after graduating from high school. Over the course of a 26-year military career, Mr. Palmer was deployed to Somalia, Bosnia and twice to Afghanistan. In this clip, Mr. Palmer describes the dangers of being stationed in the Afghan capital city of Kabul.

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Canada Remembers
12/08/2016 at 17:57. Facebook
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong. On December 8, 1941 (December 7 in North America), Japan struck against American, British, and Dutch targets in Asia and the Pacific, including the British colony of Hong Kong and the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. Among Hong Kong’s defenders was a contingent of 1,975 Canadian troops, sent to reinforce its defences....
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Canada Remembers
12/08/2016 at 14:45. Facebook
Canada Remembers the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong and the immense courage of Canadians during the Second World War. #RememberThem

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Canada Remembers
12/08/2016 at 14:09. Facebook
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yesterday at 20:05. Facebook
December 8, 1941–The Japanese invaded Hong Kong during the Second World War. Some 1,975 Canadians fought there. #WorldWarWednesday

The Defence of Hong Kong was the first time that Canadian soldiers would see major combat during the Second World War. Some 1,975 Canadians sailed to Hong Kong in the fall of 1941 to help defend the British colony in the Far East. Soon after their arrival,...
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Canada Remembers
12/06/2016 at 20:37. Facebook
#TributeTuesday #StrongProudReady #RememberThem
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Canada Remembers
12/06/2016 at 20:05. Facebook
December 6, 1917 – The Halifax Explosion occurred when two ships collided in harbour, causing great damage and many deaths. #RememberThem

The Halifax Explosion was the largest man-made blast in history before the advent of nuclear weapons. At 9:04 am on Dec. 6, 1917, two ships – the Belgian relief ship Imo and the French cargo ship Mont Blanc carrying thousands of pounds of explosives –...
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Canada Remembers
12/06/2016 at 18:05. Facebook
We remember the 158 Canadian Armed Forces members who lost their lives during the Afghanistan mission. #TributeTuesday

For a nation that has such a peaceful reputation around the world, Canada has a long and proud military history. Our country’s engagement in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014 saw more than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members serve there. It was dangerous duty in a war-torn land...
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Canada Remembers
12/05/2016 at 20:05. Facebook
Early December 2001-first Canadian Armed Forces members arrived in the war-torn country of Afghanistan #RememberThem

Canada’s military engagement in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014 saw our country’s largest deployment of troops since the Second World War. More than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members from the army, navy and air force would serve in the Afghanistan theatre of operations. Their...
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Canada Remembers
12/05/2016 at 18:05. Facebook
The Camp Mirage Memorial in Trenton, Ontario, honours Canadian service members who lost their lives in Afghanistan. #MemorialMonday

The Camp Mirage Memorial is a three-part granite structure bearing plaques commemorating the Canadian Armed Forces members killed in Afghanistan. A bronze casting of the bas-relief “Fallen”, created by Canadian artist Silvia Pecota, adorns the monument. As...
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Canada Remembers
12/03/2016 at 00:30. Facebook
It was December 24, 1955, and U.S. Air Force Colonel Shoup, Director of Operations at CONAD (Continental Air Defence Command), received a call on one of the top-secret phone lines at his office in Colorado Springs.

"Are you really Santa Claus?", a tiny voice asked… It was the beginning of the Santa Tracker tradition.

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Canada Remembers
12/02/2016 at 20:05. Facebook
December 2-3, 1943–The famed “Devil’s Brigade” began fighting in the Battle of Monte La Difensa in Italy. #RememberThem

During the Second World War, hundreds of Canadian soldiers were members of the First Special Service Force (nicknamed the “Devil’s Brigade”). This elite joint Canadian-American commando unit took part in heavy fighting in Italy and southern France in 1943 and 1944. Its...
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Canada Remembers
12/02/2016 at 19:34. Facebook
Watch the YouTube video made by a Dutch citizen about a touching August 1945 commemorative ceremony in the Netherlands to honour 74 Canadian and other Allied soldiers who gave their lives in the liberation of their country during the Second World War. #RememberThem

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First Commemoration

During WW II, after operation Market Garden, 74 victims of The Allied Forces were temporarily buried on the cemetery Groenendaal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Among t...

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Canada Remembers
12/02/2016 at 17:30. Facebook
Early December 1950 – HMCS Cayuga led United Nations warships up the Taedong River during a dangerous Korean War mission. #FactFriday

In December 1950, during the Korean War, the port city of Chinnampo was facing an enemy advance and the order was given to evacuate. Six United Nations (UN) warships, including three Canadian destroyers, were sent to help. It would not be easy—Chinnampo was...
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Canada Remembers
12/02/2016 at 00:05. Facebook
Did you know that Veterans Affairs Canada hires post-secondary students to work as student guides at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in France? #RememberThem

If you are oriented toward client service excellence, have an ability to absorb and synthesize large amounts of information, and are fully bilingual, don’t miss out on this great...
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Canada Remembers
12/01/2016 at 20:05. Facebook
December 1, 1940-HMCS Saguenay was hit by a torpedo in the North Atlantic during the Second World War. #ThrowbackThursday

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest struggle of the Second World War, lasting from the first day of the conflict in September 1939 to the last day of the fighting in Europe in May 1945. The Royal Canadian Navy played a key role in the Allied efforts to keep the sea...
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Canada Remembers
12/01/2016 at 15:54. Facebook