The Sec­ond World War

CANADA’S ROLE IN THE SEC­OND WORLD WAR

Waterloo Region Record - - Special Advertising Feature -

Our coun­try’s great ef­forts in the Sec­ond World War in­volved vir­tu­ally the whole coun­try whether by serv­ing in the mil­i­tary or by serv­ing on the home front in in­dus­try or agri­cul­ture. More than one mil­lion Cana­di­ans and New­found­lan­ders served in the mil­i­tary — more than 45,000 gave their lives and an­other 55,000 were wounded. While the great pow­ers made more sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the war ef­fort; for a coun­try of only 11 mil­lion peo­ple Canada’s con­tri­bu­tion was re­mark­able. At war’s end, Canada had be­come a sig­nif­i­cant mil­i­tary power with the world’s third largest navy, the fourth largest air force and an army of six di­vi­sions. Canada had grown sig­nif­i­cantly through the or­deal of war and as­sumed new re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as a lead­ing mem­ber of the world com­mu­nity.

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