Canada’s Military Contributions to World War I, World War II and Korean War
Every 11 hour, 11 day of the 11th month we express our gratitude to those Canadian soldiers who fought courageously in the wars of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. In World War I, the battle of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele recognized Canada as a strong independent army. During World War II Canada became a supportive ally to Great Britain and United States. In the Korean War, Canada joined United States to stop aggressions between North and South Korea. Canada's war experiences have defined its nation. Due to Canada's numerous contributions to World War I, World War II and the Korean War, Canada has earned a reputation as an independent strong fighting force, a supportive ally and eventually as a valuable peacekeeping nation.
Canada was one of Great Britain’s empires who fought under British units, or in the Canadian Corps formed by the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. These Canadians, who fought aside with their ‘mother country’ Great Britain, earned a reputation as an independent strong fighting force. They earned this reputation by World War I’s battles called, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele. The Canadian soldiers who fought in Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele were in the Canadian Corps that used the tactics commanded by a general named, Arthur Currie. General Currie's desire was for the four divisions of the Canadian Corps to fight together to take hold of Vimy Ridge. Arthur Currie made precise plans of military tactics to his army that no general has done to their troops in the past battles. General Currie gave his troops maps, and had made a duplicate model of Vimy Ridge so that soldiers are able to have an ideal look at their main objectives. Arthur Currie also trained his troops in precise timing for their artillery skills, for a tactic known as the creeping barrage. The four divisions of the Canadian Corps used these tactics and took hold of Vimy Ridge, where they...
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