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Department
History
Course
HIS2363
Professor
Christian Champion
Semester
Fall

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Oct 28  Lecture Canada and the First World War Reading notes: Railway caused a national growth 3 policies as the gov’t’s development strategies for National Policy: ­ protective tariff ­ transcontinental railways ­ sponsored immigration 3 reasons why Canadians and New Foundlanders went to war 1914­1918) ­ support the British crown? ­ escape circumstance? Blind loyalty ­ sense that people could not think through their decision Questions: Why did Canadians join? ­ peer pressure ­ Key words: Vimy Ridge Passchendaele Bing Currie Canadianism Ukrainians Richard Ernest William Turner 2/3 of initial volunteers were British­born sense of loyalty to England or Scotland “old country” many family members still overseas in Great Britain: TF still an obligation to you. Dulce et Decorum est – poem by Wilfred Owen  Describes a gas attack Stereotypical villains of war Haigh Death So Noble: book by Jonathan Vance How people thought about the war during and after the war The issue of choice; how much do they have? Canada; automatically at war (part of British empire) Also a moral obligation to GB Prosperity of Canada; depended on trade What sort of navy does Canada have? How can it support GB? Canadian Navy: 1911 formed But dissolved by conservatives; dubbed “tin­pot” navy GB: thought it made more sense to defend  Made more sense to contribute to GB than to have its own navy 1913: Gwatkin plan ­ Plan for saw which Canadian units would go overseas in an event of an emergency Canada had many regiments before war 1914­ all new units created b/c Gwatkin said so Regimental colours; lists battles of regiment (Royal Canadian Regiment) Memorial Day New Foundland Beaumont Hammel Nst Foundlanders: recrui
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