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The Second World War was a long and life threatening experience that lead to deaths of

millions. Throughout the 6-year war, the Allies and the German Nazis armies encountered
across Europe in several battles to force the opposition to surrender. Although, Canada was
not a powerful nation during the Second World War, however, its army made many
contributions that helped the Allies surrender the Nazis. The Canadian military pre handed in
many critical battles, such as: the Battle of Sicily, Battle of D-day in Normandy, and the
Liberation of the Netherlands. Through, accurate and thoughtful preparation, and the wise use
of technology, the Canadians were successful through many severe battles in the terrible war.
Therefore, the Canadian army was instrumental in the liberation of the Nazis in Europe.

Firstly, the Canadian army used their technology and well planned preparation to authorize
the Germans, with the cooperation of the Allies they managed to push them back . One way
the army was beneficial was in the invasion of the southeastern border of Italy by effectively
conquering over land in Italy. For example, one task the squad was given was to confiscate
the equipped defended land in eastern part of Italy, specified as Sicily. The First Canadian
Infantry Division and the Canadian Armoured Bridge squads were elected to to fight in the
invasion of Sicily, known as Operation Husky. The Canadians arrived after the assault
training in Scotland, with advance equipment, and ideal vehicles to make this battle
successful. The battle was led by Guy Simonds, who was known as the greatest general. Not
only was the land surrounded with more than 200,000 Italian soldiers, but it was supported by
two high-ranked German divisions. The invasion started just after Sunrise, with paratroopers
going in behind the enemy lines, destroying important communication buildings,etc. The
Canadian troops went ashore to Pachino beaches, where the opposition was unsecure, it
helped them conquer the land much quicker. The training helped the Allies and the Canadians
to accomplish this land successfully. ( Canada at War 25 ) From this specific invasion two very
significant ideas can be held, that are: the Canadians were dominant in the battle and the
tactics/weapons the army used were strong enough to overcome the land. It is clearly
demonstrated from this event that the Canadian army was well planned and strongly aware
that the German Nazis and Italians were strongly armed and which also led to the army to
train the soldiers. The use of the new technology reinforced a new idea of brawling and
derived Canada on a terrific start to liberate the Nazis. Finally, the battle led to a boost in the
military and opened up a second front on the continent of Europe. The terrible invasion
helped the Allies open up land in Europe, leading towards the surrender of the Nazis.
Therefore, it is evident that the Canadian armys use of technology and pre preparation
helped to enable the German Nazis.

In addition, the Canadian army used military weapons to eliminate the German Nazis and
abandon them to Germany. Another way they did this was by effectively using their strong
instrumental weapons into Operation Overload, known as the battle of D-Day. For example,
the Canadians task was to overtake Juno Beach located along the French border with several
hundred of explosives and dangerous weapons.The coast of Normandy was divided into five
separate beaches; each of the Allied forces had their own beach to capture. The attack was a
land invasion, which was supported by paratroopers whose job was to slow the attack by
delaying the Nazis reponse time. The attack began just after dawn of June 6,1944. As the
sun began to rise, the land of Juno beach stood in front of the soldiers:

When dawn came, gray and cold, the broadsides delivered by the Allied fleet were stunning.
Great clouds of reddish brown smoke rolled downwind, and we could hear the shells howling
off into the distance as they sought targets farther inland. Cruisers and destroyers lashed at
the coastal defenses, and field artillery batteries onboard ships added to the racket. In the
bow of our ship, sailors clamped an ammunition drum onto the 20mm cannon, and pointed its
barrel at France. The town was like a lot of seaside towns we had come to know in Britain-some half-timbered houses among others of brick and stone. Narrow, crowded streets were
filled with troops and equipment. A Norman church steeple rose up over it all. Meanwhile, the
air vibrated with naval gunfire, shore batteries exploding like the slamming of steel doors,
machine-gun fire rippling through it all. (Rogge 1)

This quote is from a soldier who fought at Juno Beach, from this quote we can examine two
ideas: the battle was very dangerous and the land where the soldiers fought was leveled, no
hills,compared to the other beaches, the land was mostly flat, it also was challenging to look
around, due to dust and smoke. It is evident that the Canadian Soldiers faced countless
problems in their quest to capture the low-tide beach at Normandy, but the successful
adoption of using the weapons and careful strategy let to an outstanding battle. The cautious
invasion and flat land assisted the idea of the Canadians soldiers as a strong military force
and a convenient army to eliberate the Nazis. Finally, the invasion of Juno Beach helped
retreat the German forces and potentially bring an end to the war. The horrific battle re
established the Canadian army's power in fighting after the battle of Dieppe. Therefore, it is
visible that the Canadian armys military weapons and wise tactics helped to abolish the

At last, the Canadian army adopted new tactics to defeat the Nazis covering the rest of
Europe. Eventually, the way they did this was by establishing the most successful plan into the
upcoming battles. For example, the Canadians were in charge of rescuing the Dutch people
located in the Netherlands, ruled by German Nazis.The liberation was recalled as the
Liberation of the Netherlands,known as Operation Market-Garden. The invasion happened
on peaceful land to destruct enemy lines. Not only were the Germans were defending strong
fiercely, but the Canadians held strong as well, it became visible that the war would not end in
1944. Later, in the Netherlands people were only consuming on average 320 calories a day,
which is not even 1/8th of what a human being should consume daily. By 1945, though many
people were starving and developed sickness. ( Anciens Combattants Canada 1 ) From this
invasion significant ideas can be held, such as: that the Canadians pushed the German
forces back into Germany and the army helped the Dutch from the Nazis invasion over their
country. It is apparent that this experience pushed the Germans back, however, the
Canadians lost many men in this serious battle. The retreatment of Germans and helping the
Dutch reinforced the idea of Canadas military is forceful and it lead to the end of the War.
Therefore, the new tactics adopted by the army helped them out in the liberation of the

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