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Second World War
Battle of the Atlantic  - Atlantic Battleground

Allied forces, including the Royal Canadian Navy, fought against Axis forces in the battle of the Atlantic over a vast and often dangerous oceanic battlefield. Harbours and bases like Halifax were essential for ships, and commanders on shore planned and coordinated the movements of convoys and anti-submarine forces.

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Staff of Naval Member, Canadian Joint Staff Mission, August 1943
Staff of Naval Member, Canadian Joint Staff Mission, August 1943

In this August 1943 photograph, Rear-Admiral Victor Brodeur (front centre), Canada's naval representative in Washington, poses with his staff.

As the naval member of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission in Washington, Brodeur served alongside counterparts from the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, representing Canadian interests. In addition to being a necessary element of inter-Allied relations, such representation also helped determine the part the Royal Canadian Navy played in the Battle of the Atlantic.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20000209-005

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    Date created: October 29, 2010