Canadian History |
People, Events, Concepts |
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Person/ Event/ Term | Identify | Historical Importance |
Robert Borden | -Elected Conservative MP from Nova Scotia in 1896.-Prime Minister of Canada from 1911 to 1920.-Adopted the controversial policy of conscription in 1917.-Is regarded as one of Canada’s most successful prime ministers. | -He managed Canada’s war effort with great success and increased international status.-His handlings of wartime issues such as conscription remain controversial – he did initiate women’s right to vote in 1917 ...view middle of the document...
| He was the minister of militia and defence until dismissed by Robert Borden. |
Arthur Currie | Arthur Currie was a Canadian general during World War I. He had the unique distinction of starting his military career on the very bottom rung as a pre-war militia gunner before rising through the ranks to become the first Canadian commander of the four divisions of the unified Canadian Corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. | He was the first Canadian to attain the rank of full general. He is generally considered to be among the most capable commanders of the Western Front, and one of the finest commanders in Canadian military history. |
Halifax Explosion | The Halifax Explosion occurred when a Belgian relief vessel and a French munitions carrier collided in Halifax Harbour during World War I. Crowds gathered around to watch the fire from the initial collision. The munitions ship drifted towards the pier and after twenty minutes blew sky high. | Thousands were killed and injured and much of Halifax was destroyed. To add to the disaster, a snowstorm started the next day, and lasted for nearly a week. |
Trench Warfare | A form of land warfare using occupied fighting lines consisting largely of trenches, in which troops are significantly protected from the enemy's small arms fire and are substantially sheltered from artillery. The most prominent case of trench warfare is the Western Front in World War I. | Over 200,000 men died in the trenches of WW1, most of who died in battle, but many died from disease and infections brought on by the unsanitary conditions. |
Ross Rifle | The Ross rifle was a notoriously inefficient straight-pull bolt action .303 inch calibre rifle produced in Canada from 1903 until the middle of the First World War. | Was one of the worst weapons that the Canadian army was forced to use during WW1 until it was substituted for the Lee-Enfield Rifle. |
Vimy Ridge | The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a military engagement fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in France, during the First World War. | Canada was automatically at war because it was still under Britain's control. However Canada’s contributions into WWI led to some international recognition. The Battle at Vimy ridge was the greatest assentation from Canada in WWI. Even though it was under British rule, ultimately, Canadian troops planned, rehearsed, followed through, and defeated the Germans at Vimy ridge under the command of Canadian officers and officials. |
Ypres | The Second Battle of Ypres was a First World War battle fought for control of the strategic town of Ypres in western Belgium in the spring of 1915. | It marked the first time that Germany used poison gas on a large scale on the Western Front. Additionally, the battle was the first time the 1st Canadian Division defeated a major European power. |
No.2 Construction Battalion | The No. 2 Construction Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force was the only predominantly black battalion in...