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WWII: Ottawa's War

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Department
History
Course Code
HIS263Y1
Professor
Mc Kim/ Penfold

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1. Canada Enters the War
2. The North Atlantic Triangle
3. Conscription
4. The Economy
5. Mobilizing the Nation
Canada Enters:
x The week that King took to take a decision was merely symbolic
o There was still considerable sentimental attachment to Britain among Canadians
and Parliament
o Many French Canadians however were reluctant to go war and so the gesture was
highly symbolic to them as well
o Also there was a growing sense in the country that Hitler needed to be stopped:
further inclination towards declaration of war
North Atlantic Triangle:
x Connects the United States, Canada and Great Britain
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o Phase I: up to December 1941
By June 1940 Germany had conquered Western Europe; a British invasion
seemed inevitable
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support
Canada slowly began to build a military machine
x There were initially 60 000 people who enlisted
x British Commonwealth Air Training Plan: direct by the RCAF
x British pilots trained here in Canada
x Regardless, the British largely controlled the commonwealth war
effort
Canada was also a financial support
x $3 billion through mutual aid programs; this was spent largely in
Canada for military resources
**both economic and military questions draw Canada closer to the United
States
x Ogdensburg Agreement 1940
o Sets up a permanent joint board of defence
o Leads to negotiations of a common defence strategy
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