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1917: Since beginning of the war, British have taken 76,067 prisoners on the Western front, 1915: Lord Kitchener made a K.G., 1879: Eugene, Prince Imperial of France, killed in the Zulu campaign
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1953: The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1917: VC won by William Avery Bishop, Royal Flying Corps, near Cambrai, France, 1916: MOUNT SORREL, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 13 June 16)
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1917: VC won by Pte John George Pattison, 50th Battalion, CEF, Vimy Ridge, France
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1944: Allies enter Rome, 1940: Churchill's "We will fight them on the beaches" speech, 1880: Le Regiment de Maisonneuve: Bon Coeur et Bon Bras (Good heart and strong arm), 1869: 4e Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment: Toujours Pret (Always ready) and Je Me Souviens (I remember), 1742: The first warship is built in Canada, The Canada, was launched at Quebec City.
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1945: Allied Control Council assumes government of Germany, 1944: Allied paratroopers begin dropping behind the beaches of Normandy
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1945: Lt. Andre van Kerre Broeck- de Sonneville Belgian Army/Resistance fighter/Dutch-French Connection walks back to Belgium barefoot after 3 years of Nazi incarceration, 1944: R.R.C. - based in Toronto. Served in England and France - parachuted in to France., 1944: NORTH-WEST EUROPE 194-45, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 5 May 45), 1944: NORMANDY LANDING, 1944: D-Day, Canadian casualties are described as "light"; 340 killed, 574 wounded, 47 captured, 1813: British defeat American army at Stoney Creek, Upper Canada
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1944: Capture of Port-en- Bessin, (47 Royal Marine Commando), 1917: MESSINES, 1917, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 14 June 17): 19 mines exploded, 9 miles of front stormed, 6400 prisoners taken, 1872: Governor General's Foot Guards: Civitas et Princeps Cura Nostra (Our country and ruler are our concern), 1855: Bombardier T. Wilkinson, Royal Marine Artillery, awarded the Victoria Cross, Sebastopol
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1918: VC won by Cpl Joseph Kaeble, MM, 22nd Battalion CEF, Neuville-Vitasse, France (posthumous)
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1915: Canada announces intention to raise a further 35,000 men, 1858: VC won by Pte Timothy O'Hea, 1st Battalion, the Rifle Brigade, wins VC at Danville Station, Quebec for extinguishing a fire in an ammunition laden railway car (one of the few VCs awarded other than in the face of the enemy, and the only
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1944: LE MESNIL-PATRY, 1937: Stalin begins purge of Red Army generals
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1982: Attack on Two Sisters, Falkland Islands, ( 45 Royal Marine Commando), 1982: Attack on Mount Harriet, Falkland Islands, ( 42 Royal Marine Commando), 1944: VC won by Pilot Officer Andrew Charles Mynarski, Royal Canadian Air Forcem over Cambrai (posthumous), 1885: The Essex and Kent Scottish: Semper Paratus (Always ready)
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1916: Canadians retake positions lost at Ypres on June 2nd
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1982: The Recapture of the Falkland Islands - 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM, 1940: The Germans enter Paris
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1982: Formal surrender by General Menendez to Major-General Jeremy Moore, of all Argentine Forces on East and West Falklands, 1940: The Canadian Provost Corps is authorized: Discipline by Example, 1940: A&SH leave France, 1915: VC won by Lt Frederick William Campbell, 1st Battalion, CEF, Givenchy, France (posthumous)
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1944: In Normandy, Mulberry artificial harbours completed, 1942: Supply convoy reaches Malta
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1745: The French surrender Louisburg to the British
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1869: The Princess Louise Fusiliers: Fidelitier (Faithfully), 1869: Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal: Nunquam Retrorsum (Never retreat), 1815: The Battle of Waterloo
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1944: Battle of the Philippine Sea, Japanese lose about 400 aircraft in the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot"
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1944: TRASIMENE LINE, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 30 June 44), 1837: Queen Victoria ascends the throne
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1944: Storms batter and destroy US Mulberry artificial harbour, damage British one, 1917: Warrant instituting the "Order of the British Empire" published
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1944: Russian Operation BEGRATION begins the destruction of German Army Group Centre, 1941: Hitler invades Russia, 1941: Germany invades the Soviet Union, 1812:Napoleon Invades Russia
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1611: Henry Hudson cast adrift to perish
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1944: VC won by Flight Lieut. David Ernest Hornell, Royal Canadian Air Force, Shetland Islands (posthumous), 1900: Captain L.S.T. Halliday, Royal Marine Light Infantry, awarded the Victoria Cross, Peking, 1850: Lord Kichener born
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1950: The Korean War begins, 1944: THE ODON, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 2 Jul 44), 1917: First fighting contingent of American troops land in France, 1875: The Prince Edward Island Regiment: Parva Sub Ingenti, 1857: Queen Victoria distributes VCs at Hyde Park
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1945: United Nations Charter signed by 50 Allied nations, 1916: CAPTURE OF AVION, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 29 June 16)
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1944: Cherbourg taken by the Allies, 1941: Japan proclaims "Greater East Co-Prosperity Sphere"
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1948: The Anglo-US airlift to Berlin begins, 1919: Treaty of Versailles signed, 1918: Action of LA BEQUE, 1914: The Archduke Ferdinand assassinated by "the Black Hand" at Sarajevo
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1940: German occupation of Channel Islands