Operation Canuck

This was a British special forces operation by the 2nd Special Air Service to disrupt German and Italian Fascist communications between the Italian riviera and northern Italy (January 1945).

Under the command of a Canadian officer, Captain Robert MacDonald, the SAS party was able to organise and equip local partisan forces that were able, with the aid of a 75-mm (2.95-in) howitzer, to overcome the garrison of Alba, a small town in the Turin region.