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Primary Sources: World War II

Online Sources: Canada in WWII

Canada in World War II - WikipediaTimeline of Canada's Involvement in World War II | SchoolWorkHelperThe far-reaching impact of Canada's role during the Second World War - The  Globe and MailWorld War Two: Canada's role pivotal on land, at sea and in the air |


The history of Canada during World War II begins with the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939. While the Canadian Armed Forces were eventually active in nearly every theatre of war, most combats were centered in Italy, Northwestern Europe, and the North Atlantic. In all, some 1.1 million Canadians served in the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, and in forces across the empire, with approximately 42,000 killed and another 55,000 wounded. During the war, Canada was subject to direct attack in the Battle of St. Lawrence, and in the shelling of a lighthouse at Estevan Point in British Columbia. The financial cost was $21.8 billion between 1939 and 1950. Wikipedia

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