In 1939, a newspaper headline stated, "Canada Declares War!". This newspaper was sent out on Monday, Septmeber 11th, 1939
One week later, Canada, declares war on Germany. This was a special occasion for Canada because it was the first time Canada declared war on our own behalf. We were also the only country in North and South America to declare war against Hitler at that time. When Canada declared war only about 10,000 soldiers were in the Canadian armed force.