Canada at War The first Canadian troops arrived in England in October 1914. The British didn’t think they were good soldiers and would be no good on their own



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Canada at War

The first Canadian troops arrived in England in October 1914. The British didn’t think they were good soldiers and would be no good on their own. The British thought that the Canadian soldiers should be divided up and kept under British command but the Canadians refused to be broken up. Canadians soon proved the British were wrong. The Canadians proved they were excellent soldiers.


The battles which were considered important “defining moments” for Canada were The Second Battle of Ypres, The Battle of the Somme, The Battle of Vimy Ridge, and The Battle of Passchendaele.

The Second Battle of Ypres
Where?

  • Ypres, Belgium


When?

  • April, 1915



Important Facts:

  • The _________ battle the Canadians participated in during World War I.

  • The first use of _______________ on the Western Front by the Germans.

  • The Canadians suffered _____________ casualties including ____________ dead.

Why is this battle important to Canada and Canadians?

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The Battle of the Somme



When?

  • July 1, 1916 – November 1916

Important Facts:

  • The British lost _____________ soldiers on the first day of battle.

  • First time that __________ were used.

  • One of the most horrific battles of the war.

Why is this battle important to Canada and Canadians?

1.


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