They protected supplies ships in the Battle of the Atlantic. Canadians tested invasion methods during the Battle of Dieppe. Finally Canadians stormed the shores of Juno beach on one of the most important days of battle ever, D-day. The three most important battles that helped Canada win the war were the Battle of the Atlantic, the Battle of Dieppe, and finally D-Day. Although the battle of Britain could also be considered one of Canada’s most important battles since a lot of Canadian fighter pilots fought and helped take control of the air because it was a joint effort and not strictly a Canadian force this battle was not included The Battle of the Atlantic was one of the most important battles for Canada because it controlled all the supplies that were heading to the allies.
“The Battle of the Somme was a complete failure.” How far do you agree with this statement? The Battle of the Somme started in July 1st 1916. It lasted until November 1916. The key word in this statement is ‘complete.’ This basically means that everything the British did in the Battle of Somme were all mistakes and that there were no positives about it. For many people, the Battle of the Somme was the battle that symbolised the horrors of warfare in World War One; this one battle had a marked effect on overall casualty figures and seemed to epitomise the futility of trench warfare.
This is why the British soldiers did not have beds, while the Germans did. Life in the trenches was plagued with death. Death was a constant companion to those serving in the trenches, even when no attack was launched or defended against. In heavily populated trenches the constant shellfire from the enemy brought random deaths, even if the victims were preparing to rush the enemy trench or scouring for cover. Also, rookies were warned on their first day to not look over the parapet of the trench into” No Man’s Land”, because many men died on their first in the trenches from a precisely aimed sniper’s bullet.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge Canada’s involvement in WWI has definitely shaped the country’s reputation to the world. The Canadian soldiers of WWI in many events, showed dedication and courage to their nation. The roles they took on during the war are highly noted and their contributions will never be forgotten. Although there are many important events that occurred during the Great War, Canada’s successful takeover of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 is by far one of the most significant events in Canadian history because this was a defining moment that showed Canada emerging from the shadow of Britain, showed persistent courage and unified the Canadian troops. Canada’s victory over Vimy Ridge from the German Troops signified a first step to the independence of the country.
Please pass my love to George and Harry. I am in Northern France on the Vimy Ridge. This is the first time that all the divisions of our Canadian corps are fighting together against the Germans. We are on the highest point on the ridge; this is an advantage for us because we can clearly see our enemy across the horizon without being slaughtered. The living conditions are very brutal here.
Canadian Involvement in World War I: Name: Geroylola 1. How soon after Britain entered World War I did Canada enter the war? - Canada was automatically at war when Britain entered war. 2. a. Summarize the contributions of Sam Hughes to Canada’s war effort in the following organizer: Positive Contributions to Canada’s War Effort|Negative Contributions to Canada’s War Effort| - He made a strong army for Canada- He increased the efficiency of the pre-war militia- led the Canadian war effort with enormous personal energy and drive- championed the purchase of the Canadian-made Ross rifle.|- was a poor organizer prone to patronage and cronyism in awarding military promotions and munitions contracts- He violently against those officers who tried to replace the Ross with his own accusations of incompetence and political malice.| b. Based on the information in your organizer, would you argue that Sam Hughes’ contributions were more positive or more negative?
Essay on Desmond Morton’s Canada's Expeditionary Force: The Canadian Contingent in South Africa In Desmond Morton’s “ Canada’s Expeditionary Force: The Canadian Contingent in South Africa”. The author argues that the Boer War set the tone for Eyclacial failures, the Canadian Military would be forced to endure in later foreign conflicts in the 20th Century. He states that “the circumstances surrounding the decisions to send an official contingent to the south African war contained a warning of the deep divisions that the war in the 20th century would bring to Canadian Society. “1He further adds that, this indifference has obscured other presendents that would set patterns repeated in two world wars and in Korea. “2 Desmond Morton’s Thesis is evident in three themes i have identified, an nation divided, inappropriate equipment, lack of adequate supplies, and lack of training.
This backs up information we already know in that the British army learnt from its defeats at the very start of the war, for example the battle of Mons. It can be argued however that source 7 is written by a Captain within the British army, which provides the possibility of a more favourable account of the advances. This can be countered though, as Kelly was indeed a primary source. This shows that both sources 7 and 8 agree to a fair extent that ‘The Great War resulted in a revolution in the art of warfare for the British army’. In source 9, we see John Laffin, a British historian state: “The British army was not most advanced and eager in new tactical ideas” this shows that the theory of the officers can be seen to be correct, in that at the
The French fled from their positions, leaving the Canadian left flank unprotected. Canadians fought hard for their position, which resulted in 6000 Canadians killed. The battle of Ypres viewed the Canadians as tough as well as dependable. The battle of Somme lead Canadian expeditionary force to other major assaults. The battle of Passchendaele was very risky for the Canadian troops as the conditions were unsafe.
o Pre-war doctrines were ill equipped to deal with modern technology; leadership was naïve, they were governed by out dated doctrines of cavalry v the rifle. o Naïve offensive military tactics, like soldiers going ‘over the top’, cost many lives. o The failure of the Schlieffen Plan halted German advance o Attempts to break the trench lines were unsuccessful and despite the creation of new weaponry and tactics, offensive tactics were halted only after the capture of a few km of territory. Verdun: 21st Feb – Dec 1916 o Falkenhayn hoped to break the French army by forcing it to defend Verdun. He knew that the French would defend Verdun because of its strategic position and its historical status as a great French fortress.