Canada was the first Commonwealth ally to come to Britain's aid in 1940, and until final victory Canadian troops fought alongside the British and later the US armies. The Canadian divisions earned a high reputation on the battlefields of Italy, Normandy and North-West Europe, and others fought in the Far East. This is an illustrated study of their uniforms, weapons and equipment, with many battlefield photographs, and eight colour plates by famous Canadian military illustrator Ron Volstad. Navy, Airforce, tank crews and paratroopers are all discussed in detail.
Introduction - Canadian forces in 1939; Mobilisation - Canadain forces sent overseas (Europe, Asia) - abstract of the engagements; Uniforms, equipment & weapons: Army - introduction of 37 pattern - introduction of new weapons, tanks, etc. Introduction of some US items; RCAF: Dress & specifically Canadian features