History timeline


Job opportunities in time of War

Approx. 1914 july 28 - Approx. 1918

Once the war started, jobs normally occupied by men were taking over by women. this went to show that worn were fully capable of doing a mans job thus they also gained more rights too. Factorys also gave peope opprotunitys to to make a good wage by making munitions and wepons. This put together a loop of econimical advancements and would boost the economy greatly.
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The Declaration of War

July 28, 1914 - Approx. August 4, 1914

The Declaration of War was greatly supported by Canadians across the country. People gathered at the Toronto star office anxiously waiting to hear the position Great Britain will be taking.

Francis Pegahmagabow-

Approx. August 1914 - Approx. 1918

He joined the war in august of 1914, and was posted to the 23rd Canadian regiment. He was the most efficient sniper Canadian sniper with a confirmed 378 kills and 300 German prisoners. After the war he fought for First Nations rights.
In the second world war, he was a guard at a munitions plant in Nobel.

The first successful gas attack

april 22 1915

The first use of large-scale gas attacks was when Germany fired 18,000 artillery shells containing liquid xylyl bromide tear gas on Russian positions on thee Rawka River. It did kill roughly 1000 + troops but the chemical froze and just fell to the ground, becoming rather useless.
The first successful large-scale gas attack was at the second battle of Ypres. The Geermans wereon the offencive for once, and after they shelled the allies trenchs, they released the gas, causing panic in the trenches. Two divisoins of French and Algerian colonial were affected by the gas and were pushed back. alothough the germans could have easily takin the land the was abandoned, they didn't. This gave Canadians the chance to retaleate and take the positions back.
This would be the start of advanced chemical warfare.
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The Battle of the Somme

july 1 1916 - 18 november 1916

The battle of the somme was fought by the Britsh and French empires agaisnst the german empire. the purpose of the attack was to hasten a victory for the allies and was the largest battle of the first world war. More than 3 million men fought and iver 1 million was killed or wounded, making it one of the bloddiest battles in human histroy. This is the cause for conscription.



Canada needed more troops, so they decided that forcing Canadians to enlist into the military, even the the French Canadians that didn't want anything to do with the war.
This caused great divison amoung the people of canada. French-Canadians, farmers, unionized workers, non-British immigrants, and other Canadians, disagreed with the measure. English-speaking Canadians, British immigrants, the families of soldiers and older Canadians, supported the measure.
The results of conscription ( new word for me ) polarized provinces, ethnic and linguistic groups, communities, and families. It had long lasting political effects on the country as a whole.
Although it was something that divided the country to great measures, we must look at the bright side. The war was won. But it wasn't the last.

The battle of Vimy ridge

9 april 1917 - 12 april 1917

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought mostly by canadians. There were four Canadian corps divisoins with one british didvison which tottaled at 170, 000 troops. The goal for the Canadians was to take control of of the german hig ground the was along an escarpment at the northernmost end of the Arras Offensive. Taking control would ensure the southern flank could advance without suffering German fire.
The batle was won in only 3 days. The land was given to Canada due to the great eeffortsrst and effectiveness off the attacks.