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.
This was the reason why they were sent to capture Vimy Ridge from the Germans and were successful, a place where both France and Britain had been defeated by German defences during the beginning of World War One. Leading the Canadian army into the Vimy Ridge was a Canadian war strategist Commander Arthur Currie. He was the first Canadian to lead the Canadian army into battle. Also, Vimy Ridge brought pride to Canada and a sense of becoming a nation. "A national spirit was born, and now to be British was not enough; we were Canadian and could do a good job of paddling our own canoe. "
John A. Macdonald: Much More Than Just the First Canadian Prime Minister One hundred and forty years ago, Canada was a territory separated into many British colonies including Upper Canada, Lower Canada, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and British Columbia. Joining a region like Canada into a single country was a challenge. However, it was achieved by thirty-three Fathers of Confederation. Through their efforts, Canada became a nation. One of the very important members of this group of politicians included John Alexander Macdonald.
Why did Canadians get involved? What were Canadians doing before they were sent to Dieppe? The Canadians got involved because of the demand in man power. General Harry Crera insisted that the Canadians should be included in the assault of Dieppe. The Canadians were training as Commandos at the Isle of Wight.
Though in the second painting, that of James Wolfe, although he’s on the floor and probably at the verge of death, he is placed in the middle so as you look at the painting you would know it is all about the General. But who are these men? They must be great men in history, George Washington was the first president of America and General Wolfe was a British Army Officer who led Britain to the victory over the French in Canada. So they were both heroes to plenty people. The paintings are quite similar I must say, they both have a high sense of war which I much clearer on General Wolfe’s side because of the whole war scene, in this there are soldiers everywhere probably still at war you can see that in the aerial perspective, but the war scene is quite different in the other painting, its more of the war is about to happen not in process.
Montgomery was charged with leading ground forces during the Operation Overlord landings and the breakout from the beaches into the Norman countryside. The First Canadian Army was introduced in late July 1944 under the command of General Harry Crerar. The troops of the First Canadian Army would prove to be very valiant in battle, while smaller battles would rage within High Command. Montgomery would demonstrate his prowess as a commander through both the tactics of battle, and his handling of the rivalries and differences in opinion that would plague Canadian High Command. Furthermore, Crerar’s hard patriotic stance on the Canadian Army would eventually alienate him from Montgomery and the British commanders under his control.
Canada was a popular fur trapping place because of the exceeding beaver population. French missionaries also looked north to find Indians to convert into Christians. The french were also interested in building an empire and looked north to do so. The Clash of Empires Know: Treaty of Utrecht, War of Jenkins's Ear, James Oglethorpe, Louisbourg 3 Describe the early wars between France and Britain. Indians were normally recruited to fight for both sides and many times, the wars extended outward to the settlements.
Title: what does Billy learn while he is working with Mr. Bell? It is 1915, and Canada is embroiled the First World War. Billy was work with Mr. Bell and he had some changes. Billy learns to be honest, to respect others and to be brave. Firstly, Billy learns to be honest.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau was one of the greatest prime ministers in Canada’s history. During his time in power he accomplished the balance of equality between the English and French Canadians, he passed many acts and bills, and he kept Quebec united with Canada by giving an awe inspiring speech. All of his goals made an impact on Canada to grow as one nation. Pierre Elliott Trudeau was truly an inspiring prime minister through the political and social impression he made on Canada and the world. Pierre Elliot Trudeau kept Canada united by avoiding the separation of Quebec.