They fought in many battles like Gallipoli, Ypres, the Somme and on the Western Front. India played a huge part in World War One but has always been slightly overlooked. They alone contributed the largest numbers of volunteered soldiers. Princes in British India or better known as Maharajas offered large sums of money to contribute towards the war and for the men. Soldiers also volunteered from parts of India that weren’t under British influence.
Even though the allies did achieve victory, due to ineffectual commanders and poorly made decisions from executed commands and decisions many more allies were killed while prolonging Operation Overload. In contrast to any other Allied division, Canada attained its objectives for D-Day Landings and had accomplished much with a force of fourteen thousand soldiers and taking into consideration the great line of defense at Juno Beach, This was an achievement to be proud of. “Their courage, determination and self-sacrifice were immediate reasons for the success in those critical hours”. Compared to any other Allied force, Canada’s 3rd Canadian division penetrated the farthest into France. Veteran Affairs Canada states that it was the persistent efforts of the 3rd Canadian Division, the city of Caen was at last in Allied hands.
Much like soldiers of today, the Canadian soldier of the First World War carried a large allotment of equipment. We will investigate the main piece of equipment of the Canadian Infantry soldier, the Ross rifle. This Veteran of the Canadian Military, both militia and professional, found it amusing to read of Hughes describing professional soldiers as parasites. As a militia officer Hughes had a definite preference for the militia over the professional soldiers under him but one must question his beliefs. How can a part time militia soldier (one who only practices soldering for a few weeks out of a year) be better at soldiering than a professional full-time soldier?
Road to victory of Vimy Ridge From April 9 to April 12 1917 the Canadian corps accomplished the impossible = the successful capture of Vimy Ridge, the highest and best defended position on the western front. During the previous 3 years the French and British had lost nearly 200,000 men trying to capture Vimy Ridge, but it was the Canadians who did it. The Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge proved that they were an elite fighting force. Victory was possible because they learned from past mistakes and successes and planned effectively. Next the Canadian prepared by training infantry and artillery.
The abundance of fur-bearing animals in North America and demand for furs in Europe started a power struggle between the French and British (First Nations in Canada 2011). Explorers and traders relied on First Nations for their knowledge of the land and how to survive the environmental conditions found in North America (Aboriginal Treaties 2012). With First Nation’s knowledge of the interior trade routes, the French and British travelled deeper into the interior of North America (First Nations in Canada 2011). Again it was the First Nations that made the European exploration possible. Without First Nation knowledge and wisdom of the land, many explorers would have died.
A large number of women homemakers moved into the work force. The war placed an unprecedented drain on the financial resources of Canada. By 1915, military spending alone equalled the entire government expenditure of 1913. In 1918, the federal government’s war outlay was more than $2.5 million a day. As a result, the government’s budget deficit rose from 10% of gross national product (GNP) in 1913 to around 15% during the war, when both the deficit and
One of the greatest crisis’s in Canada during WWI and WWII was conscription. Conscription means all able bodied men would be required to join the army. This subject divided the country, with the English-Canadians in support of the matter and the French-Canadians against the matter. (Cruxton and Wilson,118). The issue was dealt with differently in 1917 under the direction of Sir Robert Borden than it was during WWII under the direction of William Lion Mackenzie King.
At this time, Canada was still a colony of Britain. When Britain got involved in war, so did Canada. When war started, everyone was excited. Since everyone expected the war to be over by Christmas, and that they thought something exciting was happening in their lifetimes, everyone enlisted. In Canada alone, enlistment rates When they arrived on the battlefield, they found out that in reality, war was a nightmare.
Reference Re Amendment of the Constitution of Canada The Patriation Reference Background and Quick Summary The case analyses the role of the provinces in the amending process. Their position was unclear: there was no consistent practice by the federal government of obtaining the consent of the provinces before requesting an amendment, although unanimous provincial consent has been obtained for all amendments affecting provinces PM Trudeau proposed the amendments which ultimately became the Constitution Act 1982 and asserted that, if provincial consent was not obtained, the federal government would proceed unilaterally and to requires the enactments of the amendments by the UK Parliament. These amendments had substantial effects on the power of the provinces Three provinces directed references to their Court of Appeal, asking whether there was a requirement of law that provincial consent be obtained and whether there was a requirement of convention that provincial consents be obtained. On appeal from a variety of answers, the Supreme Court held that the consent was not required as “matter of law”, but that a substantial degree of provincial consent was required as “a matter of convention” Case: Martland, Ritchie, Dickson, Beetz, Chouinard and Lamer THE NATURE OF CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTIONS: A substantial part of the rules of Canadian Constitution are written while another part consists of the rulers of the common law. Those parts are referred to as the law of the constitution But important parts of the constitution are nowhere to be found in the law od the constitution.
This insidious war The Somme was the most tragic moment for Britain and British history. Sir Douglas Haig was one of the most important general/soldier in the First World War; under his command the British army defeated the German and won the First World War. Although a great victory for his country he is not remembered as a great hero, in fact he was remembered as the butcher of the