Talk:First Canadian Army

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Black Canadians[edit]

I just saw a photo of Canadians taken prisoner at Dieppe, one soldier appears to be black. Did the Canadian forces enlist Black men or was the guy in the photo using face camouflage?--Woogie10w (talk) 21:34, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

not sure whether this would/should be under "first canadian army" which is one specific formation in the canadian army
and I am not sure about the answer to you question
my guess would be that blacks were permitted but not especially encouraged (and perhaps not a large percentage of the population at that time Feldercarb (talk) 20:46, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Picture Size[edit]

I was hoping to make the pictures larger, but I see it has been undone One problem with "clicking" to make it bigger is that you lose the CAPTION -- anyway around this?

Ctrl+W to open the picture in a new window and juxtapose the two windows so you can see both picture and caption? Or edit the source page in Commons so that the description there includes the caption. Stephen Kirrage talk - contribs 23:49, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

where should First Canadian Heavy Artillery redirect to?[edit]

the name occurs in a cite I expanded William Culham Woodward with, I'm unsure where to redirect that to.Skookum1 (talk) 06:26, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Probably Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery is best. By the way, the William Culham Woodward article says he was in the Second World War, but the reference says First World War. Which makes sense because the WWII units list in Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery does not have any heavies, but the WWI list does. It's frustrating that Knowbc garbles the name of the unit: do they mean 1st Heavy Brigade, CGA, or 1st Heavy Battery, CGA? According to DND’s Directorate of History and Heritage, the former is perpetuated by The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC) and the latter by the 50th Field Battery, RCA, in Montreal. Indefatigable (talk) 17:24, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
After looking at this a little more, in particular the lineage of the PEIR, I have changed my mind: KnowBC is probably referring to 1st Canadian Heavy Artillery Group, CEF, which was another name for the 1st Heavy Brigade, CGA, so redirect it to The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC). Indefatigable (talk) 17:38, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Date of the Invasion of Normandy[edit]

I'm surprised to see the date of the Invasion of Normandy given as May 31, 1944. The Wikipedia article Operation Overlord/Battle of Normandy says "The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings...". We're talking about D-Day, right? Jimkinna (talk) 05:28, 16 April 2014 (UTC)