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World War I In Europe
Transcript of World War I In Europe
One of Canada's best industries is the paper and pulp industry.After the great war, paper was very high in demand.Canada was very rich in resources which benefit towards making mass amounts of paper.This industry was mainly concentrated in Ontario and Quebec but plays large roles in other areas.This industry mainly focused on making newsprint because it was in demand in the US.This greatly benefited Canada's economy and helping our country.Canada was second best in the automobile industry.The demand for cars made more jobs for manufacturing in leather, metal and rubber and also helped our economy.These cars also meant that roads had to be built which helped develop our civilisation.By 1929 a large amount of Canadians owned cars and after the
The early twenties the average Canadian owned a car.
Social,Political and Economic
Life in the Home Front
World War I In Europe
April 22nd, 1915.During WWI in the battle of Ypres. Germans introduced more than 150 tons of lethal chlorine gas.Exposure to chlorine gas leads to poisoning in the respiratory, difficulty breathing, pain, and blurred vision. At first, to prevent inhaling chlorine gas, soldiers would place rags soaked with water or urine towards their face.Soon later During The Great War Cluny MacPherson created a gas mask made of fabric and metal using a helmet taken from a German prisoner.He added a canvas hood, eyepieces and a breathing tube.This Canadian invention was one of the most important protective devices during the First World War.It protected many from injuries.Another very important item used in WWI were Machine Guns.Machine guns were first invented in 1884 by Sir Hiram Maxim and were used in WWI.This machine allowed for several hundred bullets to be shot per minute.This gun was used during one of Canada's most successful fights.During the battle of Vimy Ridge Canadian
soldiers crept up behind German battlegrounds and attacked killing many
German soldiers.Giving Canada a very good reputation.
During WWI women took over for men who had joined the military.Many Women worked in the labour force while still managing to take care of house duties at home.Many men left their jobs to join the military and many women stepped forward to meet the demand for workers.In the beginning of the war, 570,000 women joined the workforce.Even though women did men's jobs they did not receive the same wedges as men.Most taking on clerical jobs but many working in traditional factory jobs as well.After the war women were encouraged to leave their jobs and women working for the government were legislated out of it.This event showed how strong Canadian women are and that they did not need to rely on men.Another social conflict that happened during the war was the government and civilians on "enemy aliens".Enemy aliens were considered as anyone in Canada without a Canadian citizenship.This group of people had to carry around papers and were forced to labour camps.They
were treated very unfairly.the government was very suspicious of this
group people and they were not allowed to participate in the war.
Gas masks used during WWI protected soldiers from inhaling chlorine gas.
Machine guns are very powerful weapons that helped lead successful battles.
Women working to make munitions
A Poster targeted to "Enemy Aliens"
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Citizens protesting against the war.
An all "black" battalion during WWI.
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Pulp and paper mills manufactured the product
The average car in the late 20's
A photo of a group of "flappers" during the 1920's
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Overall, Canada has a vast history and has come very far.All of our histories have brought us to where we are today.I feel that the most important event out of all that I have stated was women joining the workforce.Women joining the workforce while their men were in the military was a sign of empowerment.This shows that women are just as strong as men.These women had to balance working labour and caring for their homes.There were also some other women who were working for the government.This soon made women realise that they are full of so much potential and that they do more than clean houses.However, soon lead to protests for the vote and to own property.If it was not for these women fighting for their rights we would not have reached the equality we have today.
During the twenties, women became more rebellious.Women began wearing shorter clothing, they went out more often and they also began drinking.These women were often referred to as "flappers".This was a sign rebellion and independence.However, Many older civilians found that the way these women acted and dressed was wrong.Some areas even charged people if they were wearing skirts with a hemline 3 inches above the ankle.At some places, women would be fired from their jobs if they had a bob cut.This event showed how independent and rebellious Women can be and it shaped others view of this group of people.In the 1920's one of the things people did for leisure was listen to the radio.The wireless transmission device (Radio) was invented in 1901 by a Canadian inventor, Reginald Fessenden.However, in 1932 R.B Bennett created Canadian broadcasting.Listening to the radio made a new form of media and brought families closer together.
Families gathered around to listen to the radio
During WWI there was a lot of pressure on citizens to join the army.However,Some citizens of were "pacifists" and did not believe in war.These people only wanted peace in between nations.Many joined the army but worked to help wounded soldiers rather than fight.Pacifists had opposed war on moral grounds.Most opposed war because of because of religious reasons.People of this group were often treated with suspicion.After the war,pacifists were revoked of their right to education.During the war everyone wanted to serve for their country,
but Canadians of different races (aboriginal,black,german e.c.t) were denied admission to join the army.The government felt that it was a "white mans war" and that it was wrong for black men to fight.Soon restrictions were lifted and black Canadians were allowed to join but were given
separate battalions where they were given different