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||German U-boat U-210, HMCS Assiniboine, Soon Britain, Hong Kong, In August
1 Caption: German U-boat U-210 from HMCS Assiniboine during attack that led to its sinking 6 August 1942.
War was coming. Germany wanted to win. The Germans took over many countries. Soon Britain would stand alone. She would need help.
The Canadians had just come through a hard time. They did not want to fight a war. Britain was a friend. She needed Canada's help. Canada's people were ready to help a friend.
Canada's army was small. It would have to grow fast. The navy needed men and ships. The air force needed planes and men.
The war ended a sad time. It was a time when there were few jobs and little money. A war meant many jobs.
Some jobs were for soldiers. Other jobs were to make things for the war.
Some of the things were new ships, tanks, planes, and cars. Uniforms, boots, coats, and helmets were needed. Food was needed to feed people.
Metals were used to make ships, planes, and other things. Canada had a lot of metal. Canadians were glad to work.
Canada declared war on Germany on September 10, 1939. France fell to Germany in June 1940. The Germans wanted to have Britain, too.Paragraphs 10 to 22:
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