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A Canadian Sherman in the streets of Ortona, Italy. The battle was extremely fierce and it became known as 'Little Stalingrad on the Adriatic".

A Canadian Sherman in the streets of Ortona, Italy. The battle was extremely fierce and it became known as 'Little Stalingrad on the Adriatic".

Ortona - Sergeant F.V. MacDougal and Sergeant-Major J.H. Ferguson, 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (R.C.A.), emerging from their dugout north of Ortona, Italy.

Ortona - Sergeant F.V. MacDougal and Sergeant-Major J.H. Ferguson, 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (R.C.A.), emerging from their dugout north of Ortona, Italy.

A Sherman Tank and (what looks like) a Humber Armoured Car sit on a foggy hilltop road, waiting for the call to advance during the Final Battle for Monte Cassino. Cassino, Italy, 13th May, 1944.   Monte Cassino was a hilltop Abbey situated less than 2 kilometres to the west of the town of Cassino which dominated the entrance to the surrounding Liri valley.   The effectiveness and pinpoint accuracy of the artillery encountered by the advancing Allied forces lead them to believe that the…

A Sherman Tank and (what looks like) a Humber Armoured Car sit on a foggy hilltop road, waiting for the call to advance during the Final Battle for Monte Cassino. Cassino, Italy, 13th May, 1944. Monte Cassino was a hilltop Abbey situated less than 2 kilometres to the west of the town of Cassino which dominated the entrance to the surrounding Liri valley. The effectiveness and pinpoint accuracy of the artillery encountered by the advancing Allied forces lead them to believe that the…

Churchill tanks of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade supported by infantry of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders (seen in windows of the large ruin) drive along a badly damaged street in Kleve, Germany. 12th of February 1945. Montgomery’s 21st Army Group after Operation Market-Garden advanced towards the Rhine. By mid-January 1945 it had reached the Rur. In February the Canadian First Army launched Operation Veritable. Elements of the British XXX Corps entered Kleve on February 11.

Churchill tanks of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade supported by infantry of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders (seen in windows of the large ruin) drive along a badly damaged street in Kleve, Germany. 12th of February 1945. Montgomery’s 21st Army Group after Operation Market-Garden advanced towards the Rhine. By mid-January 1945 it had reached the Rur. In February the Canadian First Army launched Operation Veritable. Elements of the British XXX Corps entered Kleve on February 11.

Personnel of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry aboard 'Sherman' tank of 'B' Squadron, Fort Garry Horse, advancing to Groningen, Netherlands, 13 April 1945.

Personnel of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry aboard 'Sherman' tank of 'B' Squadron, Fort Garry Horse, advancing to Groningen, Netherlands, 13 April 1945.

A Sherman "Firefly" of a Canadian Armoured Regiment in Holland is thickly covered with extra track plates for protection.

A Sherman "Firefly" of a Canadian Armoured Regiment in Holland is thickly covered with extra track plates for protection.

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