Royal Winnipeg Rifles, R.C.I.C.

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, R.C.I.C.

Battle of the Scheldt

After the Normandy landings on June 6th 1944 and the breakout of the bridgehead on August 22nd at Falaise, the 1st Canadian Army was assigned the left flank of the Allied advance. After crossing the Seine River, Canadian troops liberated the cities of Boulogne and Calais, located on the Channel coast. The easy advance in September convinced the Allied commanders that the Germans were beaten and they had high hopes the war would end in 1944.