Canadians in the Second Battle of Ypres Sean Chia Wei Hsiung Social Studies 11 2-4 Mr. Schroeder November 4th Canada was dragged into an irrelevant war by Britain after its declaration of independence in 1867 against Germany due to its unchanged foreign policy. Canada played an essential role for Great Britain in many battles in World War I (WWI). The most important battle was the second battle of Ypres. In order to support its mother country, Canada shipped large amount of soldiers and volunteers to Britain, and provided numerous weapons and ammunition, which resulted in the success of the second battle of Ypres. Canadian forces saw their first engagement of WWI as part at the second battle of Ypres, showing their valour in the battle of Gravenstafel, Kitchener’s Woods, and Saint Julien.
They did not make the mistakes the made before and incorporated their successes from past battles. The Canadians had to learn from their mistakes the tough way. They lost 10,602 men in the battle of Vimy ridge. And in the battle of Somme Canada lost 1,373 men. The Canadians prepared for the attack on Vimy Ridge by digging tunnels under no man’s land.
Lloyd George was highly popular amongst the British public. Like Haig, Lloyd George was determined on winning the war, but he made lots of sensible choices, unlike Haig who made very little. Lloyd George was a very intelligent boy, and after finishing school he decided to study law and became a solicitor. Source A is a picture of a British tank from World War One. The British was the only side to use tanks for most of the war.
These are merely a few of his many outstanding antecedents. Read on to find out just why Sir Frederick Banting is one of the most significant Canadians in the shaping of this country. The first point to be considered is Frederick Banting’s war heroism. It is true that many thousands of Canadians served their country during war, and many performed heroic acts and Banting was one of these. When he enlisted in the Canadian Army for the first time, Frederick was turned down due to his poor eyesight.
But even though he was victorious there was a very high casualty figure. He didn’t make that much ground in the four months of fighting, only a couple of miles. Also, his sent basically sent his men to their death. He told his soldiers to "walk slowly in a line towards the enemy" giving the machine gunners an easy target. If he had visited the frontline he would have been able to see that the attacks he staged had major flaws.
Crosby vs. Gretzky Canada’s own Wayne Gretzky is undoubtedly considered the greatest player ever in the fast-paced game of hockey since he dominated the game in the 1980’s. However, the tables have been turning in the last a few years as Sidney Crosby, another young Canadian, has emerged as a dominant player and taken the professional league by storm. Comparing the two players isn't easy. The game of hockey looks drastically different than 35 years ago; it has been constantly evolving and technology has helped players move faster, become physically stronger and has made them better equipped to deal with injuries than ever before. Wayne Gretzky’s accomplishments are well known; he still holds many records in many different categories and is considered to be the best player in modern hockey.
The spring offensive began with initial success. The aim of the German’s was to break through and be quick, this way they can split the British and French. They were very close to win the war because the British were tired and disorganized; this gave the German’s a great opportunity to breakthrough really quickly. The British also dug pot-holes not trenches this meant that, they had no place to hide therefore most of their men were killed. The German’s got the British and French to split, this way it will make work easier for the German’s.
Another reason for him being a military genius is his tactics. A good example of this is when he defeated the Russians in Narva. Even though he was outnumbered almost 4 to 1, he used a snowstorm to advance on the Russians whilst they were blinded by the storm, and using his state of the art artillery and his superior fighting methods attacked the Russians when they were least expecting it. Charles only lost 2000 compared to the 8000-10000 men Tsar Peter lost. On the other hand, many believe that he wasn’t a great military leader.
The traumatic experiences from the previous war meant that more people became pacifists and consequently a greater number applied for exemption (over 50,000) and this time all but 12,000 were given exemption. In addition, conscientious objectors had shown that they were not cowards by working dangerous jobs such as bomb disposal and ambulance drivers. They displayed bravery and commitment without actually working in the trenches and so the government was prepared to treat them better. Public attitudes towards absolutists were still hostile but alternativists were
A person who could be headstrong and stubborn and a very tough man to cross but he was fiercely loyal to his friends, colleagues, and war comrades. Fredrick Banting first went to the University of Toronto for The Arts but failed his first year. He then switched to the study of medicine and graduated in 1916 with above average grades. Sir Frederick Banting was a great Canadian because his service in the Canadian Army Medical Corps and for the discovery of Insulin. When Canada joined WWI Banting tried to join The Canadian Army but was not allowed do to his bad eyesight.