Series S0004 - 2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion / 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion

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CA ACU TMM F0098-S0004

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2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion / 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion

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  • 1894-2012 (Creation)

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2.6 m of textual material

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([195-] -)

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(fl. 1960-)

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The 1 CSSBN personnel were selected, recruited, integrated and served in a new American Army unit. Together with their American counterparts they trained and fought as the First Special Service Force, (FSSF), “The Devil’s Brigade”, 1942-1944. Records and photographs document the 1 CSSBN personnel’s selection in Canada; training in various U.S. Army and Naval bases; Fort William Henry Harrison, Helena, Montana; Camp Bradford, Naval Operational Base, Norfolk, Virginia; Fort Ethan Allen, Burlington, Vermont; Camp Stoneman, California; Camp Patrick Henry, Norfolk, Virginia. Also documented are military operations in the Pacific Theatre - Aleutians Campaign; the Mediterranean Theater – Naples – Foggia Campaign; Rome-Arno Campaign; Southern France Campaign; the European Theatre – Franco-Italian Border; the disbandment of the FSSF and the disbandment of the 1 CSSBN.
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