By Gordon Clarke

This attention-grabbing ebook describes Canadas coming of age in the course of global struggle I at the battlefields and at domestic. whilst Britain declared battle on Germany, it intended that Canada used to be at warfare, too. so much Canadians supported the warfare, however the executive confronted competition approximately conscription from French-speaking Canadians who didn't think a specific loyalty to Britain. within the air, the extraordinary feats of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop made him a hero again domestic. at the battlefield, Britain got here to depend upon Canadian infantrymen, who had an impressive recognition for taking and protecting army pursuits while different troops had failed. learn the way the victories of Canadian surprise troops in battles at Ypres (where they confronted mustard fuel poisoning), the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele helped supply Canada a presence at the international degree.

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They gained only about 550 yards (503 m). In the next few days, the Canadians consolidated their positions and slowly rotated people away from the front line. The 1st and 2nd Divisions took their places. The third phase of the attack began on November 6, 1917. By now, the ground had begun to dry. The fresh soldiers made a rapid charge up the two sides of the ridge in the early morning hours and captured it. They then moved on and took the town of Passchendaele after much hand-to-hand fighting. The last German position in the area was a hill to the east of the village.

On October 11, 1918, the Canadian forces drove the Germans out of their supply depot at Cambrai. Canal du Nord / Cambrai The next position to be taken by the Canadians lay on the other side of a large marshy area. The only passable section was a dry lake bed. 3 km) wide. Currieā€™s staff members planned the attack with their usual efficiency. A specialty unit of engineers built wooden bridges to cross the canal for the assault. The corps prepared for the crossing in hiding, so the Germans would not expect the attack.

Canada transformed from a mostly rural economy to a more industrialized nation. In 1917, the Canadian government introduced income taxation, as other countries such as the United States and Great Britain had done before the war. The tax intended as a temporary measure, was never discontinued. The role of women changed significantly. They began to work in factories, manufacturing, and in other jobs traditionally done by men. Women who had relatives serving in the war were first given the right to vote in 1917.

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