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Second World War (1939-1945)
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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German Prisoners Unloading Canadian Landing Craft, Île du Levant
German Prisoners Unloading Canadian Landing Craft, Île du Levant

During the Allied invasion of the south of France in August 1944, German prisoners unload Canadian landing craft on the Île du Levant.

The prisoners (foreground), identifiable by their uniforms and tall leather jackboots, unload cases of equipment from Landing Craft Assault (LCA) 1233, one of eight from the Canadian infantry landing ship HMCS Prince Henry. In conjunction with four American troop-carrying destroyers, Prince Henry transported members of the Canadian-American 1st Special Service Force to capture the Île du Levant, taken on 15 August, as well as the nearby island of Port-Cros, where German forces held out until the 17th.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
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HMCS Ville de Québec Gets a Sub
HMCS Prince Robert
Gun Crew, HMCS Prince Robert
His Majesty's Canadian Ship Prince Henry in Corsica
Landing Craft Assault Off Southern France
Canadian Landing Craft, Île du Levant
German Prisoners Unloading Canadian Landing Craft, Île du Levant
On the Bridge
Webley Revolver
    Date created: October 29, 2010