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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 9:55 p.m. PST

…Denmark From Soviet Occupation.

"By May 1945 the war in Europe had finally started to wind down. Yet for the men of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, there was one final mission to complete before they were relieved. Due to increasing tensions between them and the USSR, the Western Allies recognized that they had to take as much German territory as they could before the Soviets arrived.

They feared Communist expansion. Because of this, a small group of lightly armed Canadian paratroopers was tasked with taking the city of Wismar.

These Canadians, from the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, or 1CanPara, had been fighting almost nonstop since 6th June 1944. After jumping into Normandy, the men fought through the rest of the French Campaign. They were then used as support in the Battle of the Bulge. And in April 1945, were a part of the final Rhine crossing: Operation Varsity…"
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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

Dang skippy! Them Russkies knew better than to try to take on those scrappy Canucks

wrgmr112 Sep 2017 9:41 a.m. PST

Interesting, thank Armand!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


jdginaz12 Sep 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

Interesting story but I have m doubts about it. Too many "not known before but a veteran told us" without any backup.

JMcCarroll Inactive Member12 Sep 2017 5:03 p.m. PST

I heard they settled it with a hockey game.

OK I made that up.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 10:41 p.m. PST



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