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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…


Canadian Soldier Resting in Foxhole in Normandy France 1944


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


A Canadian soldier with a Bren submachine gun in a house in the suburb of Vaucelles