By Brian Douglas Tennyson

Canada’s nice battle, 1914-1918: How Canada Helped keep the British Empire and have become a North American Nation describes the foremost function that Canada performed in assisting the British Empire win the best warfare in history—and, a little bit unusually, led to Canada’s nearer integration no longer with the British Empire yet with its continental neighbor, the United States.

When Britain declared warfare opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary in August 1914, Canada used to be immediately dedicated besides as a result of its prestige as a Dominion within the British Empire. regardless of now not having a say within the subject, so much Canadians enthusiastically embraced the warfare attempt on the way to safeguard 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 courting with Britain through stimulating a better experience of Canadian identification, whereas while bringing it a lot in the direction of the USA, specifically after the latter entered the warfare. Their wartime cooperation reinforced their dating, which have been gentle and sometimes strained within the 19th century. This was once mirrored within the higher integration in their economies and the better attractiveness in Canada of yank cultural items corresponding to books, magazines, radio broadcasting and flicks, and was once symbolized by way of the amazing American reaction to the Halifax explosion in December 1917. by means of the tip of the conflict, Canadians have been rising as a North American humans, not fearing shut ties to the U.S., at the same time they maintained their ties to the British Commonwealth.

Canada’s nice warfare, 1914-1918 will curiosity not just Canadians ignorant of how significantly their nation’s participation within the First global struggle reshaped its courting with Britain and the USA, but additionally americans unacquainted with the significance of Canada’s involvement within the warfare and the way that contribution drew the 2 countries nearer together.

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