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Burtch: Remembrance Day – Learning the stories of our soldiers in the post-world-war period

The Second World War came to an end 75 years ago this past summer, with the official surrender of Imperial Japan to the Allies. The war, lasting six years from the German invasion of Poland in 1939, resulted in 60 million worldwide deaths from combat, deprivation and genocide. More than one million Canadian men and women served at home and overseas to help secure victory. Their service was buttressed by the work of millions more on the home front who forged the weapons that kept them fighting. Some 45,000 Canadians died in the fight against the Axis powers, losses that touched every community in the country. Read More
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