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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 4 months ago

How did Canada help during WWI and WWII?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    I can cover WW2 [both would be too long an answer[

    In WW2 one out of every 10 people, was in uniform... and barring a short period of conscription every single one a volunteer.  Fought by choice.

    Canada helped establish the British Commonwealth Aircrew Training Program, it trained 131,500 personnel, an organization of over 100,000 administrative personnel operated 107 schools and 184 other supporting units at 231 locations all across Canada.

    Battle of the Atlantic, in it from the first day to the last day.

    Liberated some of Normandy, liberated the channel coast. fought in Germany

    "Canada gets a bad rap these days, with many Americans looking down on them as our pussier, slightly-British neighbors to the North, but anybody whose ever watched footage of the 1970's Philadelphia Flyers teams knows that Canadians can be some seriously hardcore motherfuckers who would just as soon cold-cock you in the chops as slash you between the legs with a goalie stick.

    These crazy bastards have an underappreciated history of badassery, and nowadays we don't really respect the fact that Canadians can be hard-drinking, hard-fighting, lumber-jacking motherfuckers who destroy all who oppose them in a flurry of bare knuckles, bizarre accents, and the Metric System.  Nobody really represents this quite like an asskicking Canadian soldier named Ernest A. Smith"

    Canadians battle fanatical Nazi resistance in the Liri Valley, Ortona and the Gothic Line.

    Canada Britain and the USA, all equal; parters in The Manhattan Project... the uranium acquired by Canada.

    "The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons. It was led by the United States with the support of the United Kingdom (which initiated the original Tube Alloys project) and Canada.  Research and production took place at more than thirty sites across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. "

    -    Britain had entered the war with 80,000 military vehicles of all types; however, 75,000 of these British vehicles were left behind in the evacuation at Dunkirk in 1940. Virtually defenceless on the ground, Britain turned to Canada - and particularly the Canadian auto industry - to replace what had been lost. Canada not only replaced these losses, it did much more. -   Canadian industry produced more than 800,000 military transport vehicles, 50,000 tanks, 40,000 field, naval, and anti-aircraft guns, and 1,700,000 small arms. -   Of the 800,000 military vehicles of all types built in Canada, 168,000 were issued to Canadian Forces. Thirty-eight percent of the total Canadian production went to the British. The remainder of the vehicles went to the other Allies. This meant that the Canadian Army "in the field" had a ratio of one vehicle for every three soldiers, making it the most mechanized field force in the war. -   The Bombardier company of Valcourt, Quebec, built more than 150 military snowmobiles. General Motors developed a frame for another snowmobile, of which 300 were built.-    Canadian Pacific Railway constructed 788 Valentine tanks in its Angus shop in Montreal; its engine was built by General Motors. 5,200 tanks had been built at C.P. Angus and Montreal Locomotive Company shops by the end of the war.-    There were 2,150 twenty-five pounder "Sexton" self-propelled guns were built by Montreal Locomotive Works.-    A heavy utility vehicle body was developed in Canada. Four-thousand such vehicles were manufactured by General Motors in Oshawa. This vehicle body could be mounted on a 4x4 chassis and could, with slight modifications, be used as a personnel carrier, ambulance, light wireless, truck or machinery truck. -   Production in the aircraft industry went from extremely low levels before the war to 4,000 military aircraft a year by the end of the war. At its peak, the industry employed 120,000 men and women. -   Canada assembled a total of 16,000 military aircraft, 10,000 of which were shipped directly to Britain, and the remainder going either to the United States or remaining in Canada for use in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. -   Canadian factory space for the production of aircraft increased from 500,000 square feet before the war to a high of 14,000,000 square feet at its peak during the war.-    Canadian industry pulled together to a great degree in many different ways and cooperated a great deal to produce vitally-needed war materials. For example, the contract to produce 1,100 Mosquito fighter-bombers was awarded to De Havilland, but they only did the final assembly. General Motors made the fuselages, Massey Ferguson made the wings, Boeing made the tailplanes, the flaps were made by Canadian Power Boat Company, and the undercarriages were built by Otaco. Numerous other smaller companies were also involved in producing other parts for this aircraft as well.

    etc, etc.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Canadians helped by doing what they were told to do. That's what Canadians are good for. 

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