Canada and the war front during WW 1

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  • War measures Act

    War measures Act
    It gave broad powers to the Canadian government to keep security and order during “war, invasion or insurrection.” It was used to suspend the civil liberties of people in Canada who were considered enemy aliens. It lead to many arrests and detentions and no charges or trials
  • Battle of the Ypres

    Battle of the Ypres
    It was the first major battle fought by Canadian troops in the Great War. Canadians distinguished themselves as a determined fighting force, taking action in the horror of the first large-scale poison gas attack in modern history, More than 6,500 Canadians were killed, wounded, or captured
  • The battle of the Somme at Beaumont Hamel

    The battle of the Somme at Beaumont Hamel
    Allied soldiers began climbing out of their trenches to advance through a hail of enemy fire toward the German lines.57,000 soldiers would be killed on the opening day of the fighting alone. More than 24,000 Canadian soldiers died before the fighting finally came to an end in November.
  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

    Battle of Vimy Ridge
    it is Canada’s most celebrated military victory. The four divisions of the Canadian Corps fighting together for the first time, attacked the ridge and captured it from the German army. More than 10,600 Canadians were killed and hurt in the fight
  • Battle of hill 70

    Battle of hill 70
    It was an important Canadian victory during the First World War, and the first major action fought by the Canadian Corps under a Canadian commander.
  • Battle of Passchendaele

     Battle of Passchendaele
    German and Allied armies had been deadlocked for three years. the British began a new offensive, attempting to break through German lines by capturing a ridge near the ruined village of Passchendaele after the Canadians captured the ridge considering they had heavy rain and shelling that turned the battlefield into a soft area of land that gives underfoot. 16,000 Canadians were killed or had serious injuries.
  • battle of Cambrai

    battle of Cambrai
    This marked the first large-scale use of tanks for a military offensive the British tanks and infantry overwhelmed German defenses on the first day, which meant the cavalry exploitation was slow to develop. The 376 Mark IV fighting tanks were committed to the assault, to crush lanes through the wire, and to protect the infantry as they advanced.
  • The One Hundred days

    The One Hundred days
    The final 100 days of the First World War. This was a series of attacks by the Allied troops at the end of World War I, Canadian and allied forces pushed the German Army from Amiens, France, east to Mons, Belgium, in a series of battles that ended in German surrender and the end of the war.