Canada in World War I

Canada in World War I

Outstanding Victories Create A Nation

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This fascinating book describes Canada's coming of age during World War I on the battlefields and at home. When Britain declared war on Germany, it meant that Canada was at war, too. Most Canadians supported the war, but the government faced opposition about conscription from French-speaking Canadians who did not feel a particular loyalty to Britain. In the air, the incredible feats of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop made him a hero back home. On the battlefield, Britain came to rely on Canadian soldiers, who had a formidable reputation for taking and holding military objectives when other troops had failed. Find out how the victories of Canadian "shock troops" in battles at Ypres (where they faced mustard gas poisoning), the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele helped give Canada a presence on the world stage.

Publisher: New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2014]
ISBN: 9780778703273
0778703274
9780778703921
0778703924
9781427175045
9781427174987
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Canada in World War One
Call Number: J 940.4 CLA

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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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