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Battle of the Atlantic remembered in Spaniard’s Bay

Mayors from three neighbouring municipalities placed a wreath in front of the war memorial in Spaniard’s Bay on Sunday, May 6. From left: Paul Brazil (Spaniard’s Bay), Gary N. Smith (Bishop’s Cove) and Philip Wood (Bay Roberts). — Photo courtesy Darlene Stamp
Mayors from three neighbouring municipalities placed a wreath in front of the war memorial in Spaniard’s Bay on Sunday, May 6. From left: Paul Brazil (Spaniard’s Bay), Gary N. Smith (Bishop’s Cove) and Philip Wood (Bay Roberts). — Photo courtesy Darlene Stamp - Submitted
A parade honouring the Second World War’s Battle of the Atlantic proceeds toward the war memorial in Spaniard’s Bay. — Photo courtesy Darlene Stamp
A parade honouring the Second World War’s Battle of the Atlantic proceeds toward the war memorial in Spaniard’s Bay. — Photo courtesy Darlene Stamp

SPANIARD’S BAY, N.L. — Royal Canadian Legion members, veterans, municipal leaders and members of the general public gathered at the war memorial in Spaniard’s Bay May 6 to remember the Second World War’s longest battle.

The Battle of the Atlantic involved thousands of casualties on both sides of the conflict between Allied Forces and the Germans. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia website, approximately 4,600 Canadians were killed in the sea-bound battle.

The ceremony in Spaniard’s Bay included a parade that made its way to the town’s war memorial, where dignitaries laid wreathes to honour those who took part in the dangerous conflict.

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