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The Navy in European Waters  - Mediterranean Operations

Canadian ships and naval personnel took part in operations in the Mediterranean Sea. These included convoy escort work, raids and amphibious landings in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and the south of France.

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Canadian Landing Craft, Île du Levant
Canadian Landing Craft, Île du Levant

Canadian landing craft from the infantry landing ship HMCS Prince Henry unload on the Île du Levant, off the French coast in August 1944.

A Landing Craft, Mechanized (LCM) delivers a jeep and other equipment (left), while three Landing Craft Assault (LCA) carry less bulky cargoes (right). After delivering members of the joint Canadian-American 1st Special Service Force early in the morning of 15 August, Prince Henry's landing craft returned with these much-needed supplies and equipment. The photograph also emphasizes the island's rough terrain and the small, rocky landing beaches, which caused problems when unloading supplies and personnel.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
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