Nancy asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 5 years ago

What is Canada's first Victory battle?

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  • 5 years ago
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    If in defense of Canada my vote goes to The War of 1812 and the response; most British were off in Europe fighting Napoleon at Waterloo with my of the military led by General Brock comprising of Canadian and Canadien militia plus First Nations formations also playing a huge role.

    A truly Canadian battle and victory.

    Canada won the War of 1812, U.S. historian admits

    "In a relatively rare admission for an American scholar Johns Hopkins University professor Eliot Cohen, a senior adviser to former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice writes in his just-published book Conquered Into Liberty that, “ultimately, Canada and Canadians won the War of 1812. If the conquest of (Canada) had not been an American objective when the war began, it surely had become such shortly after it opened' Cohen argues in the book. 'Not only did the colony remain intact: It had acquired heroes, British and French, and a narrative of plucky defense against foreign invasion, that helped carry it to nationhood' And Cohen acknowledges that Americans at the time and by and large since did not see matters that way"

    As for overseas...

    "The South African War (1899-1902) or, as it is also known, the Boer War, marked Canada's first official dispatch of troops to an overseas war.

    Over the next three years, more than 7,000 Canadians, including 12 women nurses, served overseas. They would fight in key battles from Paardeberg to Leliefontein. The Boers inflicted heavy losses on the British, but were defeated in several key engagements. Refusing to surrender, the Boers turned to a guerrilla war of ambush and retreat. In this second phase of fighting, Canadians participated in numerous small actions. Gruelling mounted patrols sought to bring the enemy to battle, and harsh conditions ensured that all soldiers struggled against disease and snipers' bullets.

    Of the Canadians who served in South Africa, 267 were killed and are listed in the Books of Remembrance."

    Canada & The South African War, 1899-1902

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  • 5 years ago

    17th century Battle of La Prairie

    18th century Battle of Fort Oswego (1756)

    19th century Battle of Fort Dearborn

    20th century Battle of Kitcheners' Wood (during the Second Battle of Ypres)

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