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In pictures: Canada on the march in Sicily, 1943

The Allied invasion of Sicily, known as Operation Husky, killed 562 of the 23,000 Canadian troops who went ashore at Pachino on July 10 and wounded more than 1,600

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Motorcycle dispatch riders rally outside the battalion headquarters of the 48th Highlanders. From left: Private J.C. Owen of Port Colbourne, Ont.; Pte. E. Cooper of Toronto; Sergeant R.V. Dooley of Toronto; and Lieutenant-Corporal B.E. MacDonald of Toronto.

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Troops march through the Pachino area of Sicily in July, 1943.

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English and Canadian soldiers meet in the main square of Caltagirone, Sicily, in July, 1943, after entering the town from opposite sides.

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During the 24-hour period following Canadian assault landings on Sicily, a steady stream of transport and mechanized equipment poured off the invasion armada onto the beaches of Cape Passero. Bulldozers like this one levelled roads for scores of transport columns from the beachhead to the interior.

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Canadian forces land on the beach at Pachino. Sicily, on July 10, 1943.

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Canadian infantrymen go on the march near Modica, Italy, 12 July 1943. Donkey carts like this one were commandeered in the Italian campaign to haul heavy weapons and other equipment.

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Canadian soldier Charles Hunter is shown after returning home from the war in Montreal.

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Mr. Hunter wears his uniform at his home in Russell, Ont., on July 4, 2013.

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