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During the Second World War, Newfoundland played a pivotal role in Allied naval strategy for the North Atlantic.
The American Presence in Newfoundland and Labrador
Under its Leased Bases Agreement with Britain, the United States had permission to establish military bases in Newfoundland.
The Anglo-American Leased Bases Agreement
The United States obtained the right to build military bases in Newfoundland by the Leased Bases Agreement signed with Britain on March 27, 1941.
By the end of the Second World War, the obscure fishing villages of Argentia and Marquise had been transformed into a mammoth US military base.
Bell Island Sinkings
Bell Island is one of the few locations in North America that German forces directly attacked during the Second World War.
During the Second World War, the relatively quiet port of Botwood became a highly-militarized Canadian coastal defence base.
Canadian Presence in Newfoundland during World War II
As the likelihood of war increased in the 1930s, Canada realized that it's defence hinged on the protection of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Sinking of the Caribou
About the sinking of the passenger ferry, the SS Caribou by the German U-boat, U-69, on the night of October 13/14, 1942.
Economic Impacts of WW II
Although at the root of widespread suffering, the Second World War also initiated a time of great economic prosperity in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Gander Airport and World War II
Gander's airport was the largest on the planet in 1940 and played a crucial role in ferrying aircraft from North America to Britain during the WWII.
The Canadian airfield at Goose Bay, Labrador, impacted its surroundings dramatically during the Second World War.
Building Newfoundland and Labrador's defences during the Second World War.
Leased Bases - Agreement
Agreement between the Governments of the United Kingdom and the United States of America relating to the Bases Leased to the United States of America
Leased Bases Timeline: American Presence in Newfoundland
A timeline of the leased bases agreement established between Britain and the United States to create military bases in Newfoundland.
About the vital and dangerous role that merchant mariners played in the Second World War.
Newfoundland Ranger Force
The Newfoundland Ranger Force was created in the winter of 1935 to provide government services in isolated and northern parts of the country.
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in WW II
Volunteers from Newfoundland and Labrador served at sea, on land, and in the air during the Second World War.
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians in Other Allied Forces
Although most enlistees from Newfoundland and Labrador joined the British Armed Forces during the WWII, many also served with other Allied forces.
Other American Stations
America's military presence in Newfoundland during WWII extended beyond bases in St. John's, Stephenville and Argentia to include smaller stations across the island.
Other U-Boat Encounters
This article is about the U-boats encountered in Atlantc waters near Newfoundland and Labrador during WWII.
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