• Vimy Ridge Guns Mounted
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    Shock and Awe, 1917 Gary Graves, CBC News Online | April 9, 2003 We may marvel at the firepower of the hundreds of missiles and smart bombs used in U. S. attacks on Iraq, but an overwhelming battlefield fusillade creating shock and awe is not a new idea. In fact, Canadian soldiers fighting in the First World War were pioneers of the tactic. Click for map Source: National Archives It was at Vimy Ridge, a strategic 14-kilometre long escarpment that overlooks the Douai plain of France. German occup...
  • The Wars World War
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    Robert Ross was a fictional character, but one who could be viewed a representative of how seriously the horrors of World War One affected impressionable young Canadian soldiers. Canada's involvement in the First World War was one of immense proportions. However, this tremendous commitment introduced many battle-unsullied Canadians to the horrors of war. The Dominion of Canada sent over 625, 000 men and several thousand women to the front from the years 1914-1918. " This was the beginning of the...
  • A Remarkable Canadian General Arthur Currie
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    My very first question is, how did you come to be a Canadian General? From as long as I remember I always pictured myself to be in a General's outfit and have all these soldiers paying heed and accepting my command, however, this seemed like a distant and unrealistic dream to me at that time. At the beginning of the war I enlisted in the militia and this is which actually gave me the opportunity to work my way up the ranks to become a lieutenant colonel of the artillery. In your opinion, what sh...
  • How Effective Was Canada's Role In Wwii
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    Ortona Was forced to be captured by Canadian because it was blocking their path to Rome The Germans blew up many bridges in the area to give them an advantage This worked temporarily, since the number of Canadian deaths were significantly high However, the Canadian's eventually went on to winning the battle, even against Germany's elite troops December 27 was when Ortona was capture by the Canadians Canada's role was very effective Dieppe August 1942 - five thousand Canadian troops on the French...