Canada in World War I

Canada in World War I

Outstanding Victories Create A Nation

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When Britain declared war on Germany in 1914, it meant that Canada was at war, too. Most Canadians supported the war, although many opposed conscription. The Canadian Expeditionary Force earned a formidable reputation for taking and holding territory on the battlefields, and Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop became a hero back home for his heroics in the air. Victories by Canadian soldiers in battles at the Somme, Vimy Ridge, and Passchendaele helped give Canada a presence on the world stage.
Publisher: St. Catharines, Ontario : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2014]
ISBN: 9780778703273
Branch Call Number: J 940.40971 Cla
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Canada in World War One

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SPL_Childrens Jul 29, 2014

It was supposed to be over “in only a few months, by Christmas”. Instead, World War I - which began a hundred years ago, in August 1914 - lasted more than four years. Millions died. Canada, the rest of the world and the course of human history were changed forever by this long, devastating war.

In his book, author Gordon Clarke summarizes the key battles and offensives of World War I and the contribution of Canada’s troops, sailors and pilots. Given that Canada had a much smaller population than the other Allied nations, the contribution of our country was significant and it gave Canada an important presence on the world stage.

With the inclusion of first-hand accounts, brief biographies, photographs, maps and a glossary, Clarke’s book is an easy-to-understand, accurate source of information on a pivotal world event from a Canadian perspective.

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