A wider view of this area to start things off today.
Canadians had a limited involvement in North Africa, with some Naval units attached off the coast, and some embedded with Allied infantry for battlefield experience.
A drawing here is by Wilhelm Wessel, a German artist: First Exchange Of Fire Between British And Germans, 21st Division.
Gordon Fennell had the great luck to have made it back from the Dieppe disaster to serve through to the end of the war.
These are his shoes.
And for today, we'll leave off with this panel, a reminder that many families were worried at home as their sons, husbands, and brothers were in harms way.