Describes the Canadian's European war during the final eight months. First Canadian Army's role was to guard the Allied flank during the rapid advance from Normandy across France to Belgium and Holland. While not as glamorous as other phases of pursuit, the tasks of the Canadians were as brutally punishing as any. By the Spring of 1945, much of Holland had been liberated. All the while Canadian sailors fought bitter campaigns to clear European waters of German submarines and surface vessels.