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Offline E.S.P. GAGE

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Remeberance Day
« on: November 10, 2011, 08:36:21 PM »
Just a few stats on Canada during the secon world war.


During the Second World War, Canadian industries manufactured war materials and other supplies for Canada, the United States, Britain, and other Allied countries. The total value of Canadian war production was almost $10 billion - approximately $100 billion in today's dollars.
 
Out of Canada's population of 11.3 million, the total number of workers engaged in essential war industries was 1,049,876, with approximately 2,100,000 more engaged full-time in what was called "essential civilian employment", which included agriculture, communications, and food processing.

 •Britain had entered the war with 80,000 military vehicles of all types; however, 75,000 of these British vehicles were left behind in the evacuation at Dunkirk in 1940. Virtually defenceless on the ground, Britain turned to Canada - and particularly the Canadian auto industry - to replace what had been lost. Canada not only replaced these losses, it did much more.

•Canadian industry produced over 800,000 military transport vehicles, 50,000 tanks, 40,000 field, naval, and anti-aircraft guns, and 1,700,000 small arms.

•Of the 800,000 military vehicles of all types built in Canada, 168,000 were issued to Canadian forces. Thirty-eight percent of the total Canadian production went to the British. The remainder of the vehicles went to the other Allies. This meant that the Canadian Army 'in the field' had a ratio of one vehicle for every three soldiers, making it the most mechanized field force in the war.

As with World War 1, Canadians were not only considered expert and professional soldiers, they were feared by the Germans as an omen of impending attack. The Canadian forces were relied upon to provide defence on the high seas and over Britain, and to spearhead assaults for major battles. Once again Canadians had proved themselves on the battlefield and fought ferociously to win every battle they were engaged in.

 

Around 1.1 million Canadians served in WWII, including 106,000 in the Royal Canadian Navy and 200,000 in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
 
The first Canadian infantryman to die in World War II was Private John Gray. He was captured and executed by the Japanese on December 13, 1941 in Hong Kong.
 
Canada was the first Commonwealth country to send troops to Britain in 1939.
 
During 1939-45 hundreds of thousands of Canadians - more than 40 per cent of the male population between the ages of 18 and 45, and virtually all of them volunteers - enlisted.


For those that have served thanks for you Sacafice :)

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Re: Remeberance Day
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011, 09:07:19 PM »
I'm pretty sure you posted that last year....



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Re: Remeberance Day
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 10:33:00 PM »
rofl yes he did

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Re: Remeberance Day
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 11:11:26 AM »
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Re: Remeberance Day
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 12:10:09 PM »
And no one gives a shit about Remembrance Day.  It's all about the Veterans Day.

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Re: Remeberance Day
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011, 03:03:02 PM »
i cried on Remembrance Day

 

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