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"Canada raised about 500,000 troops in the last war. This time, with her population increased, she could raise an army of at most 750,000 which, as armies go nowadays, wouldn't exactly scare Hitler and Mussolini into suing for peace. Canada wisely decided that she could become an ideal training center for pilots and airmen generally. Canada could produce munitions in her factories. Conditions were ideal for both pursuits. Canada was far from the madding bombs. This remoteness from the war and the psychology of security it endangered in the Canadians, was disastrous to the early efforts to get her war effort started. Britain wasn't much help either."

During the war, 131,553 Allied pilots and airmen trained in Canada.

Click here to read about the Canadian Army on D-Day.

Click here to learn about the Canadian POWs who collaborated with their enemy captors...

Click here to read about the Canadian Army fighting in France.

Click here to read about Adrien Arcand and the Canadian Blue Shirt Fascists.

Click here to read about the W.W. II Canadian draft resisters.

Click here to read about the Sten Gun factory outside of Toronto.

Click here to learn about the unveiling of the monument at Vimy Ridge.

Click here to read about Canadian immigration.

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Canada Steps Up for Britain (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Canada Steps Up for Britain (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Canada Steps Up for Britain (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Canada Steps Up for Britain (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Canada Steps Up for Britain (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Canada Steps Up for Britain (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Canada Steps Up for Britain (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

Canada Steps Up for Britain (Collier's Magazine, 1940)

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