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First world war -- Canadian soldiers in trenches. My father fought in the second World War - where they also dug trenches. War is hell.

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Canadian World War II Posters Gallery

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…

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Australian troops moving up the line near to Hooge by the Menin Road near Ypres, 5th October 1917.

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Canadian soldiers returning from Vimy Ridge May 1917

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1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, 6th Airborne Division, Normandy, France 1944

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warhistoryonline: “Canadian Soldier Resting in Foxhole in Normandy France 1944 http://wrhstol.com/2fjjhZJ ”

History in Photos: World War I. Wounded Canadian soldiers en route for Blighty, ca. 1918

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Lone Canadian soldier in Passchendaele. Europe WWl The Great War. Canada did what no other army could.

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Canadian Soldier During First World War

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