They had no flag, no anthem and still to this point very little independence from Britain despite confederation. But at the end of the war they gained the reputation of being an excellent military force, had strong men and woman, a new found respect and pride in themselves, and most importantly a great and reliable ally. What is commonly over looked is the contribution at home, more specially the contribution of woman. They filled the roles of men just as good and in some cases better than men. As a result this would make Canada more progressive in woman rights, politically and socially, even being granted to vote under certain circumstances during the war due a pending election.
The defeat of the Germans by the Soviet forces was a major turning point in World War Two. Launching Operation Barbarossa is believed to be Hitler’s biggest mistake, since it placed Germany in a position where they would have to fight a two front war. Hitler had invested tremendous amounts of energy into a battle that could not be fought. He had failed to account for the conditions of the Russian winter that his troops would have to fight in, and the difficulties this would place for his operation. Hitler had many successes in acquiring land prior to this military operation against the Soviets, and upon losing this battle it resulted in a downward spiral of losses for the Germans.
In present day canada, many foreigners come from far and wide, whilst leaving their families behind in hopes of a better life for them and their children to come. Believing Canada is a land of opportunity, however was Canada always considered “the highway to a better life”?In the late 18 hundreds, Canada did not provide equal opportunities for all. People of different races, genders, and classes faced mass extents of discrimination. People with money were people with power, in repercussion for the industrialization of the late 18 century and the invention of the steam engine, the poor got poorer and and the rich richer, whilst creating a considerable wage gap. Finally the Canadian government treated people that were not of their ideal image
American forces suffered a devastating defeat during the War of 1812 attempting to annex Canada by ignoring various strategic principles. Many Americans believed the assault would be a cakewalk due to Britain being so distracted by the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. President Thomas Jefferson stated “The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching.” The overconfidence of Jefferson and his generals violated the principles of mass, security, and economy of force. What went wrong?
Many people died, in the cause of this war. Militarism was the main cause but alliance,and imperialism was also the cause. Militarism was the main cause of the horrifying large war. So “What was the Underlying Cause of World War I?” all four, but militarism was the main
The most significant obstacles to military innovation during the interwar period are socioeconomic factors, poor military leadership and the disjointedness between operational concepts and technological advancement. The first major obstacle to military innovation was the global socioeconomic state of affairs. In Britain for example, from 1920 through 1939, the general mood of the public was that of
Thus, to these men, the relief camps had a negative impact on Canadian society. The government had previously hoped that the camps would prevent the rise of communism. However, by grouping these men together, “Bennett basically provided basic training camps for the army of unemployed” (5). The men were frustrated with the Great Depression and once they were in the relief camps, they became angered at the poor conditions and wages. They directed this anger at the government for its ineffectiveness in providing them adequate jobs (5).
As a leader during World War I, he helped Canada overcome military difficulties by bringing back conscription when necessary. He also introduced The War Measures Act which gave Canada much power during the war, as they had more defense and security and were able to make orders. Borden was also successful in earning Canada a seat in the League of Nations which removes the idea of Canada being a “colony”. One notable thing that Borden also did was giving women the right to vote. Although it started off as mothers and wives of veterans, it succeeded overtime and all women were granted that right.
The battle of Vimy ridge has left a significant mark on Canada and the reputation of Canadian soldiers. The battle of Vimy ridge is known as the most defining moment for Canada, it has put new tactics in place that have created long lasting change and were used throughout the rest of WW1 and still used today. The significance of the battle was not the battle itself but the effects that Canada would feel nationally instead, the first steps were made of Canada becoming its own country instead of a British colony. After the battle of Somme, Canadian soldiers had lost their passion to fight and confidence in their general.
Chapter 12: The Second War for Independence and the Upsurge of Nationalism (1812-1824) On to Canada over Land and Lakes the characteristics of the regular army during the War of 1812 were not very well distinguished Canada was the perfect breeding ground for war because the British had weak forces there - however the Americans did a terrible job fighting with their “three pronged invasion” unlike America the British and Canadian forces were perfect at capturing territory due greatly to their amazing leader general Isaac Brock after the Americans many losses in 1813 they built a navy which was more successful than the army and more skilled Oliver Hazard Perry led a group of seamen with ships on Lake Erie and captured a British fleet which led
From 1914-1918, Canada was in a state of Total War. Women and minorities contributed to the war effort on the homefront by making clubs for themselves, custom making quilts, bandages, and clothes for overseas, worked traditional male jobs, donated land, working in the red cross, and organizing festivals. Every citizen of Canada was committed to giving back to the war effort. Even at home and overseas, the military added to the country being in Total War in the air and the sea; they gave it their all no matter where they were fighting. The government’s power in Canada created even a larger condition of Total War by the restrictions introduced and the amount of money spent/donated in WWI.
The Battle of the Bulge is regarded as one of the hardest fought battles of the Second World War. Formally known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, it was fought in the forested Ardennes regions of Belgium, France and Luxembourg. The offensive began with Hitler’s assault against the Allied Western front line on December 16, 1944. The duration of fighting took place in the bitter cold of the Rhine winter, and ended with Allied victory on January 25, 1945. Over the course of the battle, nearly 500,000 German soldiers were deployed, as well as 600,000 Allied troops.
The Battle of the Bulge is widely regarded as one of the deadliest battles in our country’s history. Although the battle yielded one of the most storied victories in our military history, it cost us over 75,000 casualties; conversely, the Germans lost an estimated 80,000 to 100,000. The battle was from 16 December 1944 until 16 January 1945, and remains the largest battle ever fought by the United States. The genesis of the battle was Hitler’s attempt to secure a foothold between American and British troops in France through a surprise attack and essentially deny the Allies access to critical port facilities. The German force was currently engaged in a two front war between the allied forces and the Soviet forces to the east.
Winston Churchill, the wartime prime minister of Britain once wrote that, '... the only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril'. The U-boat peril was the German submarines(the 'Unterseeboot') threatening to leave Britain stranded from her allies. The Royal Canadian Navy participated in the Battle of the Atlantic and that was instrumental to the survival of Britain. Moreover, the Canadian Navy participated in assaults on Sicily, Italy, Hong Kong, North Africa and other Pacific Islands.
In the end, no was at peace. The war was fought between mostly the European nation, like Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Turkey. It was fought mainly in France, Italy, Russia, and Turkey. This was the “Great War,” a war to end all wars. It was fought through tanks, airplanes, gas, trenches, machine guns, and more.