Canada in World War I

Canada in World War I

Outstanding Victories Creating 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: St. Catharines, Ontario :, Crabtree Publishing Company,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780778703273
0778703274
Branch Call Number: J 940.40971 Cla
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps
Audience: "Guided reading: U"--Page [4] of cover

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