Do you think Canada provided a great contribution to World War 2?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Canada, being part of the United Kingdom, fought WWII for three full years before the United States physically joined.
Canada's natural resources and farmers were completely vital to the war.
The Canadian foresters pretty much provided every piece of wood used in both World Wars, in a wood-depleted Europe & UK.
Don't think that's a big deal? You try to get a tank off a truck without wood slats. Or build a medical hospital.
Did Canada provide great contributions to WWII?
1.1 million Canadian servicemen had participated in the war. Canada's military deaths in the Second World War (which included 1,167 deaths from wounds to the end of 1947) are recorded as 46,250 (inducing 1,656 Canadian merchant seamen).
46,250 dead Canadians ..... yes, I would say their contribution was great.
Proud to have them as my neighbors across the lake.Source(s): Chicago, IL
- brainstormLv 71 decade ago
Yes , go and look at the cemeteries in Europe.
Canadians forces were sent on the Dieppe raid in 1942 and lost thousands of men and took part in the Normandy invasion doing much better than the Americans, achieving all their objectives on the first day. They then took part in some of the heaviest fighting in the Battle of Normandy and then the advance through France, Belgium and Holland taking most of the ports up tp Antwerp.
They also took part in the Battle of the Atlantic with Halifax, Nova Scotia being a major assembly point for convoys.
Canada was also used as a base for training bomber aircrew for the air war over Europe.
Canada was in the war while the Americans were still scratching their arses.
- yankee_sailorLv 71 decade ago
the Royal Canadian Navy along with the RN sank something like 600 of the 780 U-boats claimed during the war ( USN was busy with the Imperial Japanese Navy) and it was the ships flying the White Ensign that really won the 2nd Battle of the North Atlantic ( 1st was 1914-1918).......without which there would have been no North Africa/Italy/Normandy invasions.....
as a note, a college friend of mine was backpacking thru France in the early 1980's. He was met by the typical French arrogance, disdain and ignorance until he got to a Channel town called Dieppe. There the people couldn't have been nicer. On his way out he asked how come you were so nice ? The mayor pointed to the Maple Leaf on his backpack and said we remember what your fathers did here.Source(s): American naval historian
- Anonymous4 years ago
I would suggest convoy duty in the battle of the North Atlantic and the Battle of Britain in 1940-45. Without Canadian escort ships working the convoys there would not have been the resources to continue the fight getting to Britain. Another one of Canada's biggest contributions to the war effort would be pilots. Canadians fought at the battle of Britain, keeping the channel safe, Malta, keeping the supply lines to North Africa open, anti-submarine duties in the North Atlantic. Without Canada's early contribution to protecting the supply lines, the war would have been lost in the west very quickly. Juno Beach was not a raid, that was part of operation overlord. You might be thinking of the Dieppe Raid.
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- ?Lv 51 decade ago
Absolutely! I feel that the Canadian Army (as well as the other, smaller countries that made up the Allies) don't get enough credit or recognition for the things they did and courage their soldiers showed.
- studentofthepastLv 51 decade ago
They provided vital support for Britain before the US was involved.
Here are some articles on WW2.
- Naz FLv 71 decade ago
Our navy gaurded a third of the food shipments to Britain. And, Britain was a major opponent of Hitler, at one time standing alone against him.
- stratm663Lv 71 decade ago
canada was integral in our efforts. they sent troops to help us and our allies, and opened land for us to use in co operative efforts to keep the continent free from invasion...yes, they did quite bit. i live in michigan and am close to canada.....i am grateful for their efforts.
- DucksLv 41 decade ago
Well, they took one beach at Normandy... I like to think they're just extra Americans.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
no Hitler did he proved to world that gays can serve in the military such as he did