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Unit 2 The First World War of 1914–1918 was the bloodiest conflict in Canadian history, taking the lives of nearly 61,000 Canadians. It erased romantic notions of war, introducing slaughter on a massive scale, and instilled a fear of foreign military involvement that would last until the Second World War. The great achievements of Canadian soldiers on battlefields such as Ypres, Vimy and Passchendaele, however, ignited a sense of national pride and a confidence that Canada could stand on its…


World War I Photograph, “A Man’s Best Friend.” ” A wounded Canadian soldier holds his puppy. Animals of all kinds lived in the trenches alongside soldiers. Source: Canadian War Museum


Death had a huge role in problems soldiers had in trenches. After soldiers had died they weren't touched or anything. This caused the areas to smell and attract insects. Not only did this affect other people, but other soldiers had to watch their friends die right next to them. It could have been them. This affected a lot of people lives if they made it out of war.


BATTLE SOMME 1 JULY - 18 NOVEMBER 1916 (CO 913) Wounded Canadian soldiers at a Casualty Clearing Station (CCS) present a nurse with a dog found in the German lines during an attack.

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A Canadian soldier lights a German prisoner's cigarette during the First World War at Paschendale on the Western Front, November 1917