WW1 Timeline

  • Canada at War

    Canada at War
    On August 4th 1914 Canada joined the British Army to fight in World War One. Canadians were forced in to joining or told it was a free trip to Europe. They were told it would only be a few month trip then they'd be back home.
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  • Manitoba Women Voting

    Manitoba Women Voting
    Two years after the war started Manitoba Women were given the ability to vote. This would be a big event because women weren't able to vote before the war or even give there opinion on important matters. This would also be important because of the war and there would be alot to decide on during this time
  • Vimy Ridge

    Vimy Ridge
    This battle was a big win for Canada since other countries tried and tried to defeat Germany. Germany had the high ground so many soldiers died trying to get upthe hill. Canada used a new methoad that no other country tried and did alot of training to prepare.
  • The Battle of Somme

    The Battle of Somme
    The battle of Somme was really important because alot of soldiers died during this battle. Germany outsmarted Canada by using underground tunnels to protect themselves from the bombs Canada was throwing across the battlefield.
  • Passchendaele

    This battle was the third battle of Ypres. Alot of soldiers died many died due to the conditions the battlefields were very wet and muddy many drowned in the puddles. The conditions also caused alot of diseses such as trench foot.
  • Halifax Explosion

    Halifax Explosion
    In 1917 two ships collided in Halifaxs harbour. One ship holding atomic bombs for World War One. The explosion caused a tsunami which with the explosion caused many to loss there homes and nearly 2000 deaths.
  • Spanish Flu Epedemic

    Spanish Flu Epedemic
    The pandemic of Spanish Flu was the worst cause of the Flu known. 20 to 100 million people died because cause of this illness. The vaccine was created during World War One and saved amny lives. The Spanish Flu is similar to Covid 19.
  • Winnipeg Strike

    Winnipeg Strike
    The largest strike in Canadian history was in Winnepeg. Factory, store owners and city workers all lwft there jobs in total 30,000 people left there jobs. They wanted better working conditions and more jobs for vetrens who just back from war.
  • Insulin

    University of Toronto starting expirementing to find a cure for diabetes in 1921. By 1922 they announced the discovery of insulin this would change so many peoples lives if they had diabetes. Dr. Fredrick Banting and J.J.R Macload received the Noble Prize for this discovery.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    At the end of World War One people started to discover the Stock Market and thought it was amazing since they'd give a hundred dollars to the abnk and in return they'd get way more but once no one could pay back the fee they would lose there house or car.