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The Battle of Hong Kong (December 8–25, 1941) was the first place Canadians fought a land battle in the Second World War.
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The Battle of Hong Kong (December 8–25, 1941) was the first place Canadians fought a land battle in the Second World War. To learn more about the Battle of Hong Kong, read “War Crimes” by Nathan M. Greenfield.
Canada’s armed forces were about to be rolled into one — same training, same ranks, and same (gasp!) uniforms. For the proud leaders of the Royal Canadian Navy, this could only mean war.
A First World War soldier assures his mother he will return as “good a boy as when I went away.”
In August 2011, the Korean Veterans Association of Canada held their final national meeting. Although nicknamed “the Forgotten War,” a special initiative is underway to ensure the stories and legacies of the Korean War are remembered for generations to come.
For the cameramen of the Second World War, half the battle was about making their film the first to hit the newsreels.