By Brian Douglas Tennyson
When Britain declared struggle opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary in August 1914, Canada used to be instantly devoted in addition as a result of its prestige as a Dominion within the British Empire. regardless of no longer having a say within the topic, so much Canadians enthusiastically embraced the conflict attempt for you to shield the Empire and its values. In Canada’s nice warfare, 1914-1918, historian Brian Douglas Tennyson argues that Canada’s participation within the conflict weakened its dating with Britain by way of stimulating a better feel of Canadian id, whereas while bringing it a lot toward the U.S., specially after the latter entered the warfare. Their wartime cooperation reinforced their dating, which have been gentle and sometimes strained within the 19th century. This used to be mirrored within the higher integration in their economies and the larger reputation in Canada of yank cultural items comparable to books, magazines, radio broadcasting and films, and used to be symbolized through the spectacular American reaction to the Halifax explosion in December 1917. via the top of the conflict, Canadians have been rising as a North American humans, not fearing shut ties to the USA, whilst they maintained their ties to the British Commonwealth.
Canada’s nice warfare, 1914-1918 will curiosity not just Canadians ignorant of how tremendously their nation’s participation within the First global warfare reshaped its dating with Britain and the us, but additionally american citizens unacquainted with the importance of Canada’s involvement within the conflict and the way that contribution drew the 2 countries nearer together.
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Canada's Great War, 1914-1918: How Canada Helped Save the British Empire and Became a North American Nation by Brian Douglas Tennyson