Canada's Role In World War II

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Why Canada 's Role in World War II was Significant Canada joined World war II on September 10th 1939, almost at the beginning of the war. Canada did not have had to join the war but, they did anyway. Canada had one of the strongest defences any country could desire. They came to the aid of almost anyone who needed it immediately. In the very two first months that Canada joined the war they were already in Britain helping fight alongside the british troops. Canada was Britain 's essential defence of the British Isles. Then in 1944 Canada played one of the most imperative roles in the Normandy raid where they enabled the first allied convoy to finally arrive in Antwerp. Canada 's role in World War II was not only helpful but, essential to the …show more content…
However, World War II was when Canada started to produce mass amounts of rifles and other small arms. All of Canada 's firearms were designed after british versions so that they could share equipment with fellow soldiers. Canada 's most succesful rifle was the Enfield rifle MK2. A well trained soldier could shoot up to 12 highly accurate rounds a minute. Canada also produced a variant of the Sten submachine gun called the Sten Mark 2. This was made to compete against the German submachine gun, the MP-40. While the German guns were fast the Canadian Guns were slow but accurate. The Canadian army wanted a gun that could place its shots accurately without the high rate of fire and recoil that came with the German guns, giving the Canadians an advantage. While a German submachine gun was able to fire with great speeds, the Canadians had accuracy on their sides as they could pick off enemy troops without wasting as much ammunition. Then Canada and Britain made one of the most deadliest weapons known to exist, even to this day, they made a 50 caliber anti tank gun. It was what brought down the Germans Panzer tank, one of the best tanks developed at that time. Canada did not have much prior knowledge on weapon building but, with the help of the British they were able to create weapons of mass destruction. Then came the vehicles, which were the main success of Canada 's industrialized military equipment. Canada started World War II with only a handful of small destroyers and warships but by the end of World War II Canada was the third largest naval manufacturer and owner of

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