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By Gordon Clarke

This attention-grabbing publication describes Canadas coming of age in the course of global battle I at the battlefields and at domestic. whilst Britain declared warfare on Germany, it intended that Canada used to be at warfare, too. such a lot Canadians supported the struggle, however the govt confronted competition approximately conscription from French-speaking Canadians who didn't suppose a selected loyalty to Britain. within the air, the tremendous feats of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop made him a hero again domestic. at the battlefield, Britain got here to depend on Canadian infantrymen, who had an impressive popularity for taking and retaining army goals whilst different troops had failed. learn how the victories of Canadian surprise troops in battles at Ypres (where they confronted mustard gasoline poisoning), the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele helped supply Canada a presence at the global degree.

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Between World Wars I and II, Canada would become isolationist. This meant they did not have dealings with other nations as much. They wanted to stay out of other nations’ problems. In 1926, a conference of leaders from the British Empire drew up the Balfour Declaration. The Balfour Declaration said that the United Kingdom and all its dominions would have equal status in all areas. They would be united together as equals within the British Commonwealth. Canada and other British dominions now could determine their own foreign policies.

The Battle of Cambrai Cambrai Bourlon Bourlon Wood Graincourt Noyelles Marcoing Flesquieres Crevecoeur Qu en Masnieres tin l de St Havrincourt Wood Cana Canal du N ord Havrincourt Gouzeaucourt Canadian Corps Villers-Outreaux Nurlu Epehy 4 miles 0 0 4 km German line on Nov 20 German advance by Dec 5 Allied advance by Nov 26 Allied divisions German counterattack by Nov 30 German front line divisions The banks of this unfinished part of the Canal were something like twenty feet high, I should think, and we were supposed to have scaling ladders brought up to us the night before.

Canada transformed from a mostly rural economy to a more industrialized nation. In 1917, the Canadian government introduced income taxation, as other countries such as the United States and Great Britain had done before the war. The tax intended as a temporary measure, was never discontinued. The role of women changed significantly. They began to work in factories, manufacturing, and in other jobs traditionally done by men. Women who had relatives serving in the war were first given the right to vote in 1917.

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