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lecture note - world war two in ottawa

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Heidi Bohaker

HIS263 Mar 1 World War II: Ottawas War Canada enters the war Canada declares war on Germany in September 1939 King had to balance four kinds of forces within the country Many French Canadians were reluctant to get involved in the war The North Atlantic triangle Canada was one of the point in a triangle involving the United States and Great Britain Canada is in between the other two nations The war for Canada can be divided into 2 phases: before and after December 1941 Phase 1, Germany had conquered western Europe Britain seemed destined to be invaded The united states had not yet entered the war Canada is one of Britains key allies It offers two kinds of support to Britain: economic and military Canada slowly begins to build a military machine 60, 000 Canadians enlist by the end of December 1939 Canada also joins Britain in some military initiatives One of them is the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan This is directed on behalf of the Dominion by the Royal Canadian Air Force Commonwealth pilots were trained in Canada King was afraid that this would say to France Cana
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