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The Italian Campaign

The Italian Campaign was an important military effort for Canada during the Second World War. More than 93,000 Canadians took part in this bitter struggle from July 1943 to early 1945. As they pushed from the south to the north of Italy over a 20-month period, our soldiers faced mountainous terrain, harsh weather and bloody battles against some of Germany’s best troops. More than 26,000 Canadians became casualties in this campaign, including nearly 6,000 who lost their lives.

Canadian soldier on tank near Potenza, Italy in September 1943.
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