Canada's Involvement in World War II
At the outbreak of the Second World War, Canada was still a very important part of the British Empire, and was unequivocally expected to join in the Empire's war effort. Instead of declaring war on Germany on September 3rd, 1939, the Canadian government waited a full week before declaring war on the German nation. This was the first of many "nation-building" experiences for Canadians in the war period.
Canadian Casualties in World War II - Major Campaigns
|Cemeteries much like the one shown are common throughout Europe. Many Canadian soldiers were killed in action in Europe, and their bodies were buried there.|
Facts about Canada's involvement:
During the Sicily campaign, the Canadians advanced 150 miles - farther than any other formation of the Eighth British Army.
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