WWII World War II Battles Involving the Canada

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List of Canada battles in the World War II, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in World War II involving the Canada is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these World War II battles that involved World War II you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

List below includes Invasion of Normandy, Battle of France and more items.

This list answers the question, "What World War II battles was Canada involved in?"

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Allied invasion of Italy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Allied invasion of Italy Calabria, Italy - The Allied Invasion of Italy was the Allied landing on mainland Italy on 3 September 1943, by General Harold Alexander's 15th Army Group during the Second World War. The operation followed the ...more

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Battle of Arnhem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Battle of Arnhem Netherlands - The Battle of Arnhem was a famous Second World War battle fought in and around the Dutch towns of Arnhem, Oosterbeek, Wolfheze, Driel and the surrounding countryside from 17–26 September 1944. ...more

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Battle of France is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Battle of France Low Countries, Belgium - In the Second World War, the Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was the successful German invasion of France and the Low Countries, beginning on 10 May 1940, defeating primarily ...more

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Battle of Groningen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Battle of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands - The Battle of Groningen took place during the final month of Second World War, from April 13 to 16, 1945, in the city of Groningen between a mixture of German soldiers, Dutch and Belgian SS ...more

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Battle of Pierres Noires is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Battle of Pierres Noires Iroise Sea - The Battle of Pierres Noires was a naval action that occurred during the Allied Operation Dredger, involving several Royal Canadian Navy destroyers and a Kriegsmarine u-boat with escorts near ...more

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Battle of Ushant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Battle of Ushant English Channel - The Battle of Ushant, also known as the Battle of Brittany, occurred on the early morning of 9 June 1944 and was an engagement between German and Allied destroyer flotillas off the coast of ...more

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Convoy ONS 5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Convoy ONS 5 Atlantic Ocean - ONS 5 was the 5th of the numbered ONS series of Slow trade convoys Outbound from the British Isles to North America. The North Atlantic battle surrounding it in May 1943 is regarded as the ...more

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Defence of the Reich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Defence of the Reich German-occupied Europe - The Defence of the Reich is the name given to the strategic defensive aerial campaign fought by the Luftwaffe over German-occupied Europe and Germany itself during World War II. Its aim was to ...more

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Georgian uprising on Texel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Georgian uprising on Texel Texel, Netherlands - The Georgian Uprising on Texel was an insurrection by the 882nd Infantry Battalion Königin Tamara of the Georgian Legion of the German Army stationed on the German occupied Dutch island of ...more

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Liberation of Arnhem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Liberation of Arnhem Arnhem, Netherlands - Operation Anger, was a military operation to seize the city of Arnhem in April 1945, during the closing stages of the Second World War. It is occasionally referred to as the Second Battle of ...more

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Mediterranean and Middle East ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Mediterranean and Middle East theatre of World War II Mediterranean Sea - The Mediterranean and Middle East Theatre was a major theatre of operations during the Second World War. The vast size of the Mediterranean and Middle East theatre saw interconnected naval, ...more

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Normandy Campaign is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Normandy Campaign Normandy - The Battle of Normandy or Normandy Campaign includes the following: Operation Overlord – The Western Allied campaign in France from June 6 – August 25, 1944 The Invasion of Normandy, or ...more

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Operation Astonia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Operation Astonia Normandy - Operation Astonia was a World War II battle fought from 10 September 1944 to 12 September 1944. The Allied objective of the operation was the capture of the German-held Channel port of Le Havre, ...more

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Operation Blackcock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Operation Blackcock Limburg, Netherlands - Operation Blackcock was a World War II operation to clear German troops from the Roer Triangle, formed by the towns of Roermond and Sittard in the Netherlands and Heinsberg in Germany. It was ...more

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Operation Bodenplatte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Operation Bodenplatte France - Operation Bodenplatte, launched on 1 January 1945, was an attempt by the Luftwaffe to cripple Allied air forces in the Low Countries during the Second World War. The goal of Bodenplatte was to ...more

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Operation Market Garden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Operation Market Garden Germany - Operation Market Garden was an unsuccessful Allied military operation, fought in the Netherlands and Germany in the Second World War. It was the largest airborne operation up to that time. Field ...more

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Operation Sea Lion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Operation Sea Lion Dorset, United Kingdom - Operation Sea Lion was Nazi Germany's plan to invade the United Kingdom during the Second World War, following the Fall of France. For any likelihood of success the operation required both air ...more

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Operation Undergo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Operation Undergo Calais, France - Operation Undergo was the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division's operation to take the fortified French port of Calais in September 1944. A subsidiary operation was executed to silence and capture the ...more

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Operation Veritable is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Operation Veritable Klever Reichswald, Germany - Operation Veritable was the northern part of an Allied pincer movement conducted by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery's 21st Army Group primarily consisting of the 1st Canadian Army under Harry ...more

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Operation Wellhit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Operation Wellhit Boulogne-sur-Mer, France - Operation Wellhit was the World War II operation by the 3rd Canadian Division to take the fortified port of Boulogne in northern France. At first, the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade had hoped to ...more

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Pacific Theater of Operations is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Pacific Theater of Operations Pacific Ocean - The Pacific Theater of Operations, or Pacific Theater, was the area of operations of U.S. forces during World War II in the Pacific War during 1941-45. From mid-1942 until the end of the war in ...more

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Battle of the Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Battle of the Atlantic Gulf of Mexico - The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II, running from 1939 to the defeat of Germany in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, ...more

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Siege of Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Siege of Dunkirk Dunkirk, France - The Siege of Dunkirk in World War II occurred from September 1944 when units of the Second Canadian Division surrounded the heavily fortified city and port of Dunkirk. German units within the ...more

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Siege of Malta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list World War II Battles Involving the Canada
Siege of Malta Malta - The Siege of Malta was a military campaign in the Mediterranean Theatre of the Second World War. From 1940–42, the fight for the control of the strategically important island of Malta pitted the ...more