eric asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

3 events that canada was involved in on WW1 and WW2?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What was Canada doing during WW1 and WW2? Many believe that Canada’s involvement in both World Wars I and II, was unnecessary. During these 10 years of fighting (both World Wars) 101,700 Canadians were killed or missing. The loss of these lives is one that could never been replaced. Both wars cost the Canadian government 23 billion dollars, putting Canada into great debt. Also, the unity crisis created by conscription1 has been yet another damage to a country that has been through war. Individuals who are opposed to Canadian involvement in both World Wars place the value of life above freedom, rights, and inhumanity to man. Others feel Canada’s past involvement in World Wars I and II acted as substantial steps to Canada’s independence from Britain. The world wars were events in history that helped society move towards excepting women’s performances of different roles in society, made Canada a reputable country, set standards of religious freedom and equality, and increased agricultural production by 40%. Canada’s involvement in both World Wars was vital to Canada’s independence and today’s constant effort for world peace. http://www.essays.cc/free_essays/d3/bsw2... The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The main combatants were the Canadian Corps against three divisions of the German Sixth Army. The battle, which took place from 9 April to 12 April 1917, was part of the opening phase of the British-led Battle of Arras, a diversionary attack for the French Nivelle

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  • 4 years ago

    "Why is it a sin to say that the United States is a colossus because we saved Europe 3 times during the 20th century?" Ignorance isn't a sin, it's just simply incorrect. If you think 'ignorance' is too strong a world please indulge me as fact [pretending that matters] is the USA couldn't defend itself at the beginning of their involvement in WW2. Care for proof? When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour the US Navy transferred the bulk of it's Atlantic fleet to the Pacific to meet the Japanese threat; unfortunately this left the US eastcoast virtually undefended... so much so the German's even noticed. Admiral Donitz took full advantage launching Operation Drumbeat, a UBoat offensive against the USA so successful the German UBoat crews called it the Second Happytime with over 600 ships sunk. American ports didn't have blackouts, they sailed ships independantly, many ships silouetted by the lights of the ports they sailed from often within sight of shore. It was the Canadian Navy (who had been fighting the Battle of the Atlantic for 2 years prior to America's involvement) that was called in the defeat the German offensive, did so, and ended up protecting the US eastcoast for the 1st year of America's involvement until US production could supply enough escorts allowing the US Navy to protect their own shores. One wonders how the US could've saved Britain, had it not been for help from other Allies keeping in mind the British having the guts to stand up to Hitler.. how could Europe have been saved without Britain as a base to do the saving from. There were Canadian ground troops fighting the France along side the BEF, after Dunkirk the Canadian 1st Division was the only fully equipped Division in south England around the time a German invasion was expected, there were Canadian pilots and ground crew fighting the Battle of Britain; by wars end Canada had the 3rd largest Navy in the world and fourth largest Air Force. Canadian industry produced over 800,000 military transport vehicles, 50,000 tanks, 40,000 field, naval, and anti-aircraft guns, 1,700,000 small arms, 4,047 naval vessels, 16,418 aircraft to fill Allied orders, chiefly from Britain and the United States, but also for use by the RCAF and BCATP, etc. The total value of Canadian war production was almost $10 billion - approximately $100 billion in today’s dollars... with the Canadian merchant marine making 25000 trans-Atlantic crossings delivering the goods. The USA alone, saved Europe... Goebbel's the 'big lie' theory at work, no matter how wrong a lie is tell it enough times and people actually do start believing it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    WW1:

    Vimy Ridge

    Battle of the Somme

    Shooting down Manfred Von Richthofen,the Red Baron

    WW2:

    Dieppe Raid

    D-Day

    Falaise Gap

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  • 1 decade ago

    Battle of Vimy Ridge

    D-Day

    Dieppe Raid

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  • 1 decade ago

    They did alot!

    WWII:

    To add to the above, they also defended the shipping lanes in the Northern Atlantic.

    Participated in the 1943 Italy landings.

    Participated in the Normandy Invasion.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Canada was in on alot but if you only want three:

    D-day 14,000 Canadiens landed

    Operation Market Garden

    Vimy Ridge

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