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Canada and World War II



Canada and World War II
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     challenging words:    ammunitions, conscription, prime, supplied, enter, wherever, early, planes, longer, caption, stayed, lasted, navy, coast, jobs, peace
     content words:    Early November, Great Depression, Adolf Hitler, United States, World War, Prime Minister King, Some Americans, British Air Forces, Many Canadian, Hong Kong


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Canada and World War II
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Caption: Canadians enter Bergen-op-Zoom, Holland. Early November 1944
 
2     The Great Depression was hard on Canada. Now a war was coming. A war would bring big changes. It would bring jobs and money.
 
3     Germany was led by a man named Adolf Hitler. He wanted Germany to be a big, strong country. He started taking over other countries. For a while, no one stopped him.
 
4     Other country leaders were alarmed. They finally told Hitler to stop. He did not want to. He wanted to control all of Europe and maybe the world. War was declared.
 
5     Canada declared war on Germany a week after Britain did. She used that week to arm herself. The United States was going to be neutral. She could not sell arms or ammunitions to a country at war. During that week while she was still neutral, Canada purchased twenty million dollars worth of arms.
 
6     Canada's army was very small. They did not have many weapons. It would take time to set up factories to make guns, planes, and tanks.
 
7     In some ways, the war helped Canada. It brought jobs for the people. People had money again. They could buy what they needed.
 
8     During World War I, the French-Canadians were angry about having to fight. Prime Minister King did not want problems again. He wanted Canada to have just a limited part in the war. He hoped that would keep them from needing conscription.

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