Canadian Soldiers in WW1:
Britain enters the War:
On 3 August 1914, the Germany army swept through neutral ___________________ and began attacking France.
Germany did not withdraw from Belgium and Great Britain declared war on ___________________ on 4 August 1914.
If Britain goes, Canada goes:
As a part of the ___________________ Empire, Canada was automatically at war.
Canada was not truly independent as Britain controlled Canada’s ___________________ ___________________.
Canada as a Nation in 1914:
In 1914, Canada was only ___________ years old. The population of Canada was 7 million and was mostly a ___________________ country.
Canada had a very small army with little fighting experience.
Canadians Support the Homeland:
Many new Canadians were from Great Britain and France.
59,000 men and women volunteered to fight for their homeland.
In October 1914, the Canadian ___________________ Force (CEF) sailed to Britain and then went to ___________________ to fight.
Definition: a ___________________ point of view used to advance a particular point of view
Propaganda Posters often tried to convince Canadian men to ___________________ in the army.
Propaganda posters used:
What if you didn’t want to fight?
Men would did not join were sometimes given a ___________________ ___________________ as a sign of being a coward.
Who wasn’t allowed to fight?
People who had from one of the Triple ___________________ countries (Germany, Italy and Austria-Hungary)
Canadians demanded that Germans and Austrians be dismissed from their jobs and interned
Paying for the War
First case of ___________________ war in history. It required new more expensive technology, more troops than ever before, and a prolonged war effort
Asked people to buy ___________________ from the gov’t and the gov’t would then give a ___________________ of return when the bond matured.
Raised: $1,397,000,000 during the war.
___________________ ___________________ was created to pay for the war.
The Ross Rifle:
Made-in-___________________ rifle called the Ross Rifle.
In ___________________ battlefield conditions, it jammed. As well, the barrel was too long for trench fighting.
During the Battle at Ypres, Canadian soldiers threw away their Ross rifles and picked up ___________ -___________________ rifles from dead British soldiers.
Battle of Ypres (April 1915)
Ypres was significant because of ___________________ attacks
Battle of the Somme (July-November 1916)
Somme was significant because of the number of deaths of ___________________ soldiers and Canadians.