Over the next three years we will be developing some of the most indepth web maps that will be covering the Victory campaign of 1944 and 1945.
Project ’44 is the first part of an online commemoration project launching this spring for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The CRMA has created the largest database showing all the major units’ positions that fought in the Battle of Normandy. Canadians will be able to follow the First Canadian Army (FCA) from Juno beach to the River Seine covering 87 days of combat from June 6th to August 31st 1944.
War Diaries Digital Project (Phase I)
The war diaries digital project is an initiative to digitize all of the First Canadian Army from June 6th 1944 to May 1945. Partnering with Library and Archives Canada this will one of the largest digitizing efforts of the National Archives RG-24 collection. Maps, Aerial imagery, AAR, OOB, SITREPS and photos of approximately 30,000 never-before-seen documents.
project ‘45 (PHASE II)
Project 45 - The Victory campaign will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the First Canadian Army through Holland and on to the Victory in Europe. Launching officially in January 2020, Project ’45 will begin with the War diaries digital project mentioned above. Over 150 units at Divisional, Brigade and Regimental will be represented.