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Below is Terry Copp’s collection of official British, Canadian and American War Diaries and other documents relating to the Battle of Normandy, June-August 1944.

TitleInterview/Account OfAuthor of DocumentDate of incident(s)Unit InvolvedFile NameBoxNotes# of pages
Canadian Operations In North-West Europe June-October 1944 Extracts From War Diaries And Memoranda (Series 14)Lt. Col. ForbesCapt. J.R. Martin29-Sep-44Nova Scotia Highlandersjune-oct44-series14.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Notes For Int. Staffs, Appendix 'B' to Int. Summary no. 382nd Canadian Corps, 7th Armoured Divisionint-staff1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Memoranda on issues relating to operations of tanks and other vehicles. Discusses specific weapons as well as a code list.1
Breakfast Intelligence, Appendix 'C' to Int. Summary no. 3817-Jul-442nd Canadian Corps, 7th Armoured Divisionbrkfst-int1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes transcript of fascinating Swiss newspaper article about the state of Paris and the German war effort. Also includes mention of amusing captured German document.2
Breakfast Intelligence, Appendix 'C' to Int. Summary no. 4019442nd Canadian Corpsbrkfst-int2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Discussion of German V rockets, with mention of potential "bacteriological warfare" as potential German threat. Downplays possibility of gas. Also includes interesting account of interview with captured German officer who still thinks Germany will win the war. 1
2nd Cdn Corps Int Summary No. 2 Part IIMid-19442nd Canadian Corps, Nova Scotia Highlandersint-sum2-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Incldues Appendix 'A'.9
Notes For Int. Staffs, Appendix 'B' to Int. Summary no. 352nd Canadian Corps, Nova Scotia Highlandersint-staff2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Appendix 'A' to Int. Summary no. 372nd Canadian Corps, Nova Scotia Highlandersappendix-a-intsum37.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)List of German units with passed through 2nd Cdn Corps "Cage" from 171800B-181800B. Taken from statements of German prisioner. 5
Breakfast Intelligence, Appendix 'C' to Int. Summary no. 372nd Canadian Corps, Nova Scotia Highlandersbrkfst-int3.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)8
Appendix 'A' to Int. Summary no. 382nd Canadian Corps, Nova Scotia Highlandersappendix-a-intsum38.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)List of German units with passed through 2nd Cdn Corps "Cage" from 181800B-191800B. Taken from statements of German prisioner. 11
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 36N.E. Rodger16-17 Aug 442nd Canadian Corps, Nova Scotia Highlandersintsum36.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'B' to Intelligence Summary 36.3
War Diary of Royal Hamilton Light Infantry 1 June- 31 July 44Royal Hamilton Light Infantryrhli-june-july44.pdf5 June 0800hrs Entry should be further along, possible error on the part of the writer. Refers to landing in Normandy before actual landings occurred, and the entries before and after contradict this entry's location in diary. 20
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 3N.E. Rodger12-13 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionintel-sum3.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes parts I and II, as well as various appendixes. 11
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 4 pt. IIN.E. Rodger3rd Canadian Infantry Divisionintel-sum4-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)6
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 5N.E. Rodger14-15 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionintel-sum5.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes parts I and II, as well as various appendixes. 8
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 6N.E. Rodger15-16 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionintel-sum6.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes parts I and II, as well as various appendixes. 7
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 7N.E. Rodger16-17 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionintel-sum7.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes parts I and II, as well as various appendixes. 6
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 8N.E. Rodger17-18 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionintel-sum8.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes parts I and II, as well as various appendixes. 4
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 9N.E. Rodger18-19 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionintel-sum9.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes parts I and II, as well as various appendixes. 10
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 10 pt. IIN.E. Rodger19-20 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionintel-sum10-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)8
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 11N.E. Rodger20-21 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionintel-sum11.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes parts I and II, as well as various appendixes. 4
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 22 pt. IIN.E. Rodger16-17 July 44int-sum22-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 23 pt. IN.E. Rodger17-Jul-443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionint-sum23-pt1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 24N.E. Rodger20-21 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionint-sum24.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)5
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 25N.E. Rodger23-24 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionint-sum25.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 27 pt. IIN.E. Rodger25-26 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionint-sum27-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 29N.E. Rodger27-28 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionint-sum29.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes parts I and II.4
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 31N.E. Rodger10-11 August 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionint-sum31.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes various appendixes.4
Appendixes to 2 Cdn Corps Int Summary No. 33N.E. Rodger3rd Canadian Infantry Divisionint-sum33-appendixes.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Appendix 'A', 'B', and 'C'. 4
Appendixes to 2 Cdn Corps Int Summary No. 32N.E. Rodger3rd Canadian Infantry Divisionint-sum32-appendixes.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Appendix 'A', 'B', and 'C'. 5
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders July and August 1944July-August 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionsdg-highlanders1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)13
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders July and August 1944July-August 442nd Canadian Infantry Divisionqocam-highlanders.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)19
27 Cdn Armd Regt (Sher Fus) CAC, OP "Atlantic", Overture To The Breakthrough19-24 July 44Sherbrooke Fusiliers, 27th Canadian Armoured RegimentOP-atlantic.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Missing pages 3, 4, 5. 21
Address by Lt. General G.G. Simonds to Officers of 3 Cdn Inf Div and 2 Cdn Armd Bde at the chateau near CaironMajor A.T. Sesia7/16/19443rd Canadian Infantry Division, 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigadesimonds-address.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Essential Qualities In The LeaderLt. General G.G. Simonds2/19/19442nd Canadian Corpsleader-qualities.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Memorandum on Honours and AwardsLt. General G.G. Simonds2/26/19442nd Canadian Corpshonours-awards.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
Memorandum on Efficiency of CommandLt. General G.G. Simonds2/19/19442nd Canadian Corpscommand-efficiency.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Notes on a conversation with Major General (retired) N.E. RodgerN.E. RodgerAngus Brown1/22/2002ne-rodger-convo-notes.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Memorandum of interview with Lt. J.A.C. Auld Lt. J.A.C. AuldHistorical Officer, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division7/22/1944Queen's Own Rifles of Canadaauld-interview.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Tactical info relating to Operation "Atlantic". 2
Memorandum of account by Lt. H.L. Day Lt. H.L. DayHistorical Officer, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division7/27/1944The North Shore Regimenthl-day-interview.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)5
Account of A Company Attack By Essex Scottish Regiment, 29 July 447/29/1944Essex Scottish Regimentessex-scot.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Extract from War Diary, Essex Scottish Regiment. 1
Extracts From The War Diary, South Sask Regt. IFS 23Jul-3Aug194423 July- 3 Aug 44South Saskatchewan Regimentssr-extract2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)5
Extracts From The War Diary, South Sask Regt. 19-22 July 194419-22 July 44South Saskatchewan Regimentssr-extract1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
(Partial document) Battle Narrative of action around Cean7th, 8th, 9th Canadian Infantry Brigadespartial-narrative-caen.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Missing first page of narrative.3
German Maps From Normandy272nd Infantry Division, 85th Infantry Divisiongerman-maps.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Various maps of German positions in Normandy, edited to include info gained from captured German documents. 4
Section I, Operations 30 July7/30/19442nd Canadian Corps, also including 15th (Scottish) Divisionops-30july.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Notes for officers regarding objectives and operations at the end of July.29
Notes by Terry Copp Regarding ops-30july.pdf Terry CoppJuly-August 19442nd Canadian Corpscopp-notes1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Research notes by Terry Copp, hand-written in 1994. 13
After Action Report, Month of June 1944June 1944121st Engineer Combat Battalion, 29th US Infantry Division121-engineers1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)6
AFS Report #5- "Observations in Normandy 26 and 27 July 1944."July 1944121st Engineer Combat Battalion, 29th US Infantry Division121-engineers2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)10
Memorandum of account by Lt. H.L. Day, As Given To Historical Officer, 27 July 44Lt. H.L. DayHistorical Officer, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division7/27/1944The North Shore Regimenthlday-account.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Account of the attack by Calgary Highlanders on May-Sur-OrneLt. Col. D.G.MacLaughlanHistorical Officer, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division7/25/1944Calgary Highlanders, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division cal-hlndrs1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Relates to Operation "Spring".9
53 (W) Div 00 No. 6 7/24/19442nd Canadian Division53div1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Divisional orders.2
53 (W) Div Op Instr No. 19 Advance to R. Somme8/31/19442nd Canadian Division53div2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Divisional orders, and operational report. 2
53 (W) Div Op Instr No. 19 Clearing of area SE of Falaise on 21 Aug 4420-21 August 442nd Canadian Division53div3.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Divisional orders, and operational report. Includes useful map. 2
Lessons Learned Whilst In An Inf RoleLt. Col. J.A. Roberts14-18 July 4418th Canadian Armoured C Regiment, XII Manitoba Dragoonsroberts-caen.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Account of Infantry operations around Caen.3
Tactical Directive By Command, First CDN ArmyLt. Col. A.D.G. Crerar7/22/19441st Canadian Armytac-directive1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Extracts From Address by Command, First CDN Army given on 14 May 44Lt. Col. A.D.G. Crerar7/22/19441st Canadian Armytac-directive2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Appendix to Tactical Directive by Command, 1st Canadian Army .3
Account of the attack by S Sask R on the high ground 0459 in the afternoon of 20 Jul 44Major J.S. Edmondson7/20/1944South Saskatchewan Regimentedmondson1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Account of the attack on Louvingy, night 18-19 July Captain EnglerSgt. O.C. Tryon18-19 July 44Royal Canadian Regimentsgt-oc-tryon.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)To avoid confusion, O.C. is the Sergeant's initials, meaning it does not stand for Officer Commanding as that would be a contradiction (to be an NCO and OC at the same time). 2
Account of the attack on Louvingy, night 18-19 July Captain EnglerMaj. J.C.H. Anderson, M.C. 18-19 July 44Royal Canadian Regimentjch-anderson.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Account of the attack on Louvingy, night 18-19 July Captain EnglerMaj. T.F. Whitley18-19 July 44Royal Canadian Regimenttf-whitley.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Account of the attack on Louvingy, night 18-19 July Captain EnglerLt. Thomas Wilcox18-19 July 44Royal Canadian Regimenttom-wilcox.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Intelligence Summary No. 22 Part 115-16 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionint-sum22.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Missing all but the first page for what should be a significantly larger file.1
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 1 Part IN.E. Rodger10-11 July 442nd Canadian Corpsint-sum1-pt1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 1 Part IIN.E. Rodger10-11 July 442nd Canadian Corpsint-sum1-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)8
Appendix 'A' to Int Sum No. 110-11 July 442nd Canadian Corpsint-sum1-appx-a.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)8
Appendix 'B' to Int Sum No. 110-11 July 442nd Canadian Corpsint-sum1-appx-b.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Appendix 'C' to Int Sum No. 110-11 July 442nd Canadian Corpsint-sum1-appx-c.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
2 Canadian Corps Intelligence Summary No. 2 Part IN.E Rodger11-12 July 442 Canadian Corpsint-sum2-pt1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 36Lt. Col. G.S.I of Second Army7/10/1944Second British Armyintsum36.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)5
Battle Diary 19-25 Jul 44Lt. Col. J.G. Gauvreau19-25 July 446th Canadian Infantry Brigadegauvreau1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 35Lt. Col. G.S.I of Second Army7/9/1944Second British Armybrit-int-sum35.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)5
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 34Lt. Col. G.S.I of Second Army7/8/1944Second British Armybrit-int-sum34Normandy (June-July 1944)2
Appendix 'C' to Int. Sum. No. 347/8/1944Second British Armyint-sum34-appx-c.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 33Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army7/7/1944Second British Armybrit-int-sum33.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 27Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army7/1/1944Second British Armyintsum27.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 28Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army7/2/1944Second British Armyintsum28.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 26Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/30/1944Second British Armyintsum26.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 25Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/29/1944Second British Armyintsum25.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Memorandum On Conference with C-in-C 21 Army Group held at Tac HQ, 21 Army GroupLt. General H.D.G. Crerar7/20/194421st Army Groupmem-21armygroup.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Personal and Confidential letter from Lt. Gen. Crerar to Lt. Gen SimondsLt. General H.D.G. Crerar7/10/19441st Canadian Army, 2nd Canadian Corpscrerar-simonds.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Letter regarding 'observations' made of Maj-Gen Keller by Montgomery, which were not flattering. 1
Confidential letter from Montgomery to Crerar B.L. Montgomery7/8/194421st Army Groupmonty-crerar.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Personal letter from Montgomery to Crerar expressing doubt regarding the leadership capabilities of Maj-Gen Keller.1
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 24Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/28/1944Second British Armyintsum24.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Missing first page.2
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 23Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/27/1944Second British Armyintsum23.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 22Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/26/1944Second British Armyintsum22.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'B'4
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 21Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/25/1944Second British Armyintsum21.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 19Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/23/1944Second British Armyintsum19.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Letter from Lt. Col. B.J.S. Macdonald to Lt. Gen. G.G. SimondsLt. Col. B.J.S. Macdonald8/12/19442nd Canadian Corps, Essex Scottish Regimentmacdonald-simonds.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Letter to Major General FoulkesLt. Col. B.J.S. Macdonald7/30/19442nd Canadian Infantry Division, South Saskatchewan Regiment, Essex Scottish Regimentmacdonald-foulkes1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
Canadian Army Oversears Officer's (Confidential) Report20-21 July 44Essex Scottish Regimentofficer-report.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Report on the unsuitability/inefficiency of Lt. Col. B. Macdonald.3
Letter to Major General Foulkes from Lt. Col. B.J.S. MacdonaldLt. Col. B.J.S. Macdonald8/14/1944Essex Scottish Regimentmacdonald-foulkes2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Notes on the Proceedings of the Court of Enquiry regarding Lt. Col. Macdonald8/2/1944Essex Scottish Regimentcourt-enq-notes.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Detailed notes from witnesses regarding conduct of Lt. Col. Macdonald as leader of the Essex Scottish Regiment.11
Map 2 Appreciated Enemy Positions East Of The River Orne First Light 18 July7/18/1944orne-map-germans.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Map of Canadian Positions 21 July 447/21/1944orne-map-canadians.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Map of Canadian positions (various units) in vicinity of River Orne.1
Attack on Beavoir and Troteval Farms by Fus MRCaptain Maurice GravelCaptain Engler7/20/1944Les Fusiliers Mont-RoyalfusMR1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Strictly Personal & Confidential LetterLt. General H.D.G. Crerar7/15/19441st Canadian Armycrerar-stuart.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Letter from Lt. Gen. Crerar to Lt. Gen. K. Stuart from 1st Cdn HQ.1
Memorandum Of Interview With Maj. S. M. Lett, 2IC QOR of CMajor S. M. LettCapt. J.R. Martin7/4/1944Queen's Own Rifles of CanadaSM-lett1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Annex 'C' Extract From Memorandum of Interview With Maj. S. M. Lett 2IC, QOR of CMajor S. M. LettCapt. J.R. Martin7/4/1944Queen's Own Rifles of CanadaSM-lett2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
First Canadian Army Intelligence Summary No. 217/13/19441st Canadian Armycdn-instum21.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Only the first page of Part I.1
First Canadian Army Intelligence Summary No. 227/15/19441st Canadian Armycdn-instum22.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
First Canadian Army Intelligence Summary No. 237/18/19441st Canadian Armycdn-intsum23.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
First Canadian Army Intelligence Summary No. 24Lt. Col. P.E.R. Wright7/23/19441st Canadian Armycdn-intsum24.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
First Canadian Army Intelligence Summary No. 25Lt. Col. P.E.R. Wright7/24/19441st Canadian Armycdn-intsum25.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes a page of Part II.3
First Canadian Army Intelligence Summary No. 26Lt. Col. P.E.R. Wright7/25/19441st Canadian Armycdn-intsum26.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
First Canadian Army Intelligence Summary No. 28Lt. Col. P.E.R. Wright7/27/19441st Canadian Armycdn-intsum28.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Memorandum Of Interview With Maj. F. A. Sparks, Lessons learned in the Battle of BuronMajor F. A. SparksCapt. J.R. Martin7/8/1944Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Nova Scotia HighlandersFA-sparks.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Intelligence Summary 21Lt. Col. J.D. Mingay7/15/19443rd Canadian Infantry Divisioncdn-3rd-div-intsum21.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
Second Army Intelligence Summary 77Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army8/21/1944Second British Armyintsum77.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Scattered pages of the original document. Missing many pages. Includes Appendix 'A'.7
Second Army Intelligence Summary 76 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmySecond British Armyintsum76-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'A'.9
Second Army Intelligence Summary 78Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmySecond British Armyintsum78.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Scattered remnants of original document.3
Observation Post 'A' Company 7/1/1944drawing-observation-post.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Hand-drawn image/diagram of an observation post, early in the Normandy Campaign. 1
Draft', Notes on various tactical aspects of combatLt. Gen. G. G. Simonds7/1/19442nd Canadian Corpssimonds-notes.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
4 Cdn Armd Bde Exercise "Iroguois"7/1/19444th Canadian Armoured Brigade4th-bde-iroquois.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Detailed explanation of a Tactical Exercise Without Troops (TEWT).1
"Ode to CRA- Comd S CIB- GSO I"7/3/19448th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division pde-pw's.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Recording of a comedic poem originating from an incident in which 2 Germans accidentally drove into Canadian lines.1
Letter To Terry Copp regarding OP Windsor"Bill"3/26/1987copp-letter87.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Correspondence relating to research.1
HQ 8 Cdn Inf Bde, OP "Windsor" Major G.L. Boone7/3/19448th Canadian Infantry Brigadeop-windsor1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Detailed account of Operation 'Windsor', includes Appendix 'A' and 'B'. 13
OP 'Windsor' Sigs Instrs No. 1Major G.L. Boone7/3/19448th Canadian Infantry Brigadeop-windsor2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Signals Instructions for OP 'Windsor'. Includes Appendix 'A'.3
Operation Windsor Air Support7/2/19443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionop-windsor3.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes aerial map. Many parts of the document are extremely difficult to read.3
Patrol ReportMajor P.W. Bennett7/3/19443rd Canadian Infantry Division, 7th Canadian Infantry Brigadeop-windsor4.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Many parts of document are extremely difficult to read.1
Maps relating to OP 'Windsor'3rd Canadian Infantry Divisionop-windsor-maps.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Several maps which could not be matched with other documents relating to Operation Windsor and the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.3
Activity of No. 2 Operational Research Section 3-7 July 4421st Army Group21army-grp.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Experiences In Normandy, Appendix 'A' to 53 (W) Div. Int. Summary No. 3817 June- 7 July 4453 (Welsh) Infantry DivisionappxA-intsum38.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Telephone Log Panzer Group West 29 June- 8 July 44Panzer Group Westpanzer-group-west.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)6
3 Cdn Inf. Div. Operation Order No. 3Lt. Col. J.D. Mingay7/2/19443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionop-order3.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)5
War Diary or Intelligence Summary 2-30 June 443rd Canadian Infantry Division3div-int-sum-june.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
War Diary or Intelligence Summary 1-7 July 443rd Canadian Infantry Division3div-int-sum-july.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
War Diary or Intelligence Summary 4-6 July10th Canadian Armoured Regimentintsum-10-armoured-rgt.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Barrage In The Attack 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade8-bde-barrage.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Explanation of artillery plans for Operation 'Windsor'.6
Part II - Plan7/17/19442nd Canadian Corps, 3rd Canadian Divisionplan-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Second part to a plan of attack for operations in July.3
Appendix 'A' to 2 Cdn Corps Int. Summary No. 412nd Canadian CorpsappxA-intsum41.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Appendix 'C' to Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 84Second British ArmyappxC-intsum84.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Message Form: From GOC In C First Cdn ArmyLt. General H.D.G. Crerar1st Canadian Armycrerar-stuart.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Confidential letter from Crerar to Stuart.2
Intelligence Summary No. 36 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum36-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)6
Intelligence Summary No. 55 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum55-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'C'.10
Intelligence Summary No. 56 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum56-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'A'.11
Intelligence Summary No. 57 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum57-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendices 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D'. 10
Intelligence Summary No. 58 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum58-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes last page of Part I, as well as Appendices 'A' and 'B'. 10
Intelligence Summary No. 59 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum59-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'A'.8
Intelligence Summary No. 60 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum60-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendices 'A' and 'B'.11
Intelligence Summary No. 61 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum61-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendices 'A' and 'B'.9
Intelligence Summary No. 62 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum62-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'B'.10
Intelligence Summary No. 63 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum63-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes last page of Part I.6
Intelligence Summary No. 19 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJune 44Second British Armyintsum19-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
Intelligence Summary No. 20 Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army23-24 June 44Second British Armyintsum20.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes part I and II, as well as Appendix 'A'. 12
Intelligence Summary No. 21 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJune 44Second British Armyinstum21-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'A'.4
Intelligence Summary No. 22 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJune 44Second British Armyintsum22-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'A'.3
Intelligence Summary No. 23 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJune 44Second British Armyintsum23-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'B'.6
Intelligence Summary No. 24 Part ILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/28/1944Second British Armyintsum24-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendices 'A' and 'B'9
Intelligence Summary No. 25 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/30/1944Second British Armyintsum25-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes last page of Part I, as well as Appendices 'A', 'B', 'C', and 'D'. 11
Intelligence Summary No. 26 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum26-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendix 'A' for Part I, as well as Appendices 'B' and 'C' for Part II. 8
Intelligence Summary No. 27 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum27-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes last page of Part I, as well as Appendices 'A' and 'C'9
Intelligence Summary No. 28 Part IILt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJuly 44Second British Armyintsum28-pt2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
The Battle of Rauray, NormandyGeneral Sir Evelyn BarkerJune-July 4449th (West Riding) Divisionrauray1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)"Papers of General Sir Evelyn Barker", taken from the Imperial War Museum. 2
Appendix A to 49th Division Intelligence Summary No. 22June-July 4449th (West Riding) Divisionrauray2.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Account of "Repulse by 49 Division of Enemy Attack on Rauray".3
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 13Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second ArmyJune 44Second British Armyintsum13.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendices 'I' and 'C'.14
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 14Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/18/1944Second British Armyintsum14.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)7
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 15Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/19/1944Second British Armyintsum15.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Parts I and II, as well as Appendix 'B'7
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 16Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/20/1944Second British Armyintsum16.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Parts I and II, as well as Appendix 'A'5
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 17Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/21/1944Second British Armyintsum17.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Parts I and II, as well as Appendix 'A'. 10
Second Army Intelligence Summary No. 18Lt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army6/22/1944Second British Armyintsum18.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Parts I and II, as well as Appendix 'A', a translation of a German communique from Erwin Rommel to his Corps. 6
Rifles In First Invasion WaveRoss Munro6/22/19443rd Canadian Infantry Division, Regina Riflesleader-post.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Article from The Leader-Post newspaper of Regina, Saskatchewan. 4
Bataille de CaenPhilippe Bauduin17 June-17 July 1944caen-french-account.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)French-language account of combat operations in and around Caen.5
Special Report, Action At Le Mesnil PatryLt. R. Rae6/12/1944Queen's Own Rifles of Canadalt-rae1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Account of Personal Experiences In Action On Sunday 11 June 44Tpr. Dodds6/11/19446th Canadian Armoured Regiment, 1st Hussarstpr-dodds.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
Notes- Neptune 6 June, 44UnknownJune 4450th (Northumbrian) Divisionneptune-notes.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Extensive account of the operations at Gold Beach and Operation Neptune, but the author is unknown. 41
Flight Plan at CarentanJune 44flight-plan-june44.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Flight plan for 'Invasion Day', aka Operation Neptune, 6th June, 1944. 1
Mon 6 juin 1944...June 44vico-44.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)French-language article about the experiences of Jacques Vico, who was 17 at the time of the Normandy Invasion. He was a member of the French Resistance. 3
Naval Group West Account of Invasion AlertCaptain G.P. KeepingJune 44Naval Group Westnaval-grp-west.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)7
Memorandum On The Development Of The Intelligence Branch At HQ First Canadian Army 1943-45Lt. Col. P.E.R. Wright1st Canadian Armycdn-int-1st-army.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)5
A Parachute Battalion On D-DayJune 1-10 19441st Canadian Parachute Battalion1-cdn-para.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Extract from Battalion war diaries.7
Report Dealing With Certain Aspects Of The Assault Landing Of 50 Division on 'D' DayJune 194450th (Northumbrian) Division50th-div-Dday.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)6
Abbaye D'Ardenne June 1944June 19443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionabbaye-booklet.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Photo-copy of a small booklet giving an account of the experiences of 3rd Division at the Abbaye D'Ardenne.10
Interview with Major J. N. Gordon Major J.N. GordonJune 19443rd Canadian Infantry Division, Queen's Own Riflesmaj-gordon1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Account of D-Day.3
Misc. Maps of Normandy CampaignJune-August 1944misc-maps1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes maps of illustrating troops situations prior to, and during the Normandy Campaign. 5
Misc. Newspaper Articles relating to D-DayJune 1944misc-articles1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Several news articles from different periods, discussing losses suffered by Canadians on D-Day. 3
Account of 'C' Squadron, 6 Cdn Armd Regt, Action At Fontenay-le-MarionLt. Col. A.D.A. MarksCaptain J.W. MonahanAugust 19446th Canadian Armoured Regiment, 'C' Squadronc-squad.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Operation Neptune, Objectives and Operations through D + 6June 1944op-neptune1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Extensive account of Operation Neptune, greatly detailed but hard to read as the words are partially blurred and there is no clear author of the long document. 33
Section 4, The Extension of the OVERLORD Plan and the Controversy over Op. Anvil1943-1944sec4-overlord.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Discussion of opinions surrounding planning of Operation Overlord, as well as controversy around Operation Anvil. Includes opinions of various high-ranking Generals, including Montgomery. 17
Recommendation for Command of an Infantry BrigadeLt. General G.G. Simonds5/30/1944Royal Hamilton Light Infantryrockingham-recommendation.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Recommendation by Lt. Gen Simonds that Lt. Col. J.M. Rockingham be given command of an infantry brigade.2
Second Army Fire Plan, Planning for D-DayLt. Col. G.S.I. of Second Army5/25/1944Second British Army2nd-army-fire-plan.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendices 'C' and 'D'.8
Reaction To 'Overlord' of Enemy Land Forces in the West 3/8/194421st Army Groupenemy-reaction-overlord.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes Appendices 'A' and 'B'.11
Guide To The Commonwealth War Cemeteries And The Bayeux MemorialsJune-August 1944cemetery-guidebook.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Photocopy of a guide to cemeteries in Normandy, by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 6
Military History From the Ground Up, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and the Siege of BoulogneTerry CoppSeptember 1944siege-boulogne.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Small collection of maps relating to 3rd Division at Boulogne.3
Preface by Lt. Col. P.E.R. WrightLt. Col. P.E.R. Wright8/7/19441st Canadian Armywright1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Also includes a prologue by the same author for his account of operations in Normandy.2
Amendment No. 1 to 3 Cdn. Inf. Div. 0.0. Number 15/13/19443rd Canadian Infantry Division3rd-div1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Appendix 'A' to 3 Cdn. Inf. Div. 0.0. Number 13rd Canadian Infantry Divisionappx-a-3rd-div.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
Appendix 'B' to 3 Cdn. Inf. Div. 0.0. Number 13rd Canadian Infantry Divisionappx-b-3rd-div.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Appendix 'C' to 3 Cdn. Inf. Div. 0.0. Number 13rd Canadian Infantry Divisionappx-c-3rd-div.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
Appendix 'D' to 3 Cdn. Inf. Div. 0.0. Number 13rd Canadian Infantry Divisionappx-d-3rd-div.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)10
Appendix 'H' to 3 Cdn. Inf. Div. 0.0. Number 13rd Canadian Infantry Divisionappx-h-3rd-div.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)7
Personal War Diary of Capt. J.R. Martin, Historical Officer HQ 3 Cdn. Inf. Div. Capt. J.R. MartinCapt. J.R. MartinJune 1-30 19443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionmartin-diary.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)16
War Diary of South Saskatchewan RegimentAugust 1-31 1944South Saskatchewan Regimentssr-august.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)19
War Diary or Intelligence Summary July 17-21South Saskatchewan Regimentssr-july.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Documents actions at Carpiquet and Caen.8
Proceedings of a Court of Enquiry8/2/1944Essex Scottish Regimentcourt-enq.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)16
Letter To: Maj. Gen. Chas Foulkes2nd Canadian Infantry Divisionfoulkes-letter.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Letter from Lt. Col. MacDonald to Maj. Gen. Foulkes.4
Letter To: Lt. Gen. Simonds2nd Canadian Corpssimonds-letter.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Letter from Lt. Col. MacDonald to Lt. Gen. Foulkes.3
Confirmatory Notes Comds. Conference 200200B Hrs.8/7/1944confirm-notes.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)10
An Account of the Attack by South Sask. Regt. On The High Ground 0459 in the Afternoon of 20th July, 1944Sgt. P.T. Maule18-20 July 44South Saskatchewan Regimentmaule.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Account recorded in 1996.3
Interview LCol John EdmonsonLt. Col. John EdmonsonJuly 1944South Saskatchewan Regimentedmonson.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)25
Newspaper Obituary For Brigadier General P.A. Stanley Todd1996todd-obituary.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)1
War Diary of Royal Hamilton Light Infantry July 1-31 44Royal Hamilton Light Infantryrhli-july44.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)19
Casualties and Effects of Fire Support on the British Beaches in NormandyJune 1944fire-support.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)16
Thoughts On The Deployment Of 'Medium' Artillery Lt. Col. J.S. SymonsRoyal Horse Artillerymedium-artilleryNormandy (June-July 1944)3
Notes On British And Canadian Artillery In Operation Overlord artillery-notes1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)8
Artillery Communications In Operation OverlordMaj. H.S. PattersonCapt. J.R. Martin12/7/19443rd Canadian Infantry Divisionpatterson.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
Enemy Mines and Booby Traps Lt. Col. P.W. BennettNovember 194420th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineersmines-booby-traps.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)4
Notes For Liaison OfficersLt. Col. J.D. Mingay3rd Canadian Infantry Divisionmingay.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)2
The Technique of the Assault: Comments on Operation "Overlord" Maj. Gen. R.F.L. KellerCapt. J.R. Martin3rd Canadian Infantry Divisionkeller1.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)13
Various Incomplete Documents, Extracts From Official War Diaries1st Canadian Army, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, Royal Canadian Engineerspartial-misc-docs.pdfNormandy (June-July 1944)Includes numerous partial documents. Included together in one folder/file due to the lesser value they provide to researchers as they only contain partial information.6



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