OTTAWA, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Orleans, will participate in a commemorative ceremony at the National War Memorial to mark the 70th anniversary of the turning point of the Battle of the Atlantic.
|| National War Memorial
|Date:||Sunday, May 5, 2013|
Note to editors: Although the Battle of the Atlantic was fought from 1939 until 1945, May 1943 has been recognized as the date of the turning point in the battle when the Allied forces finally gained the upper hand and managed to "turn the tide" against the German U-boat threat. However, the battle went on until May 1945 and wasn't over until the last day of the war in Europe (V-E Day). This being said, VAC recognizes the turning point, hence the 70th anniversary of the battle, in 2013.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs