Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 25, 2014)
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Canada’s nice battle, 1914-1918: How Canada Helped keep the British Empire and have become a North American state describes the main position that Canada performed in aiding the British Empire win the best battle in history—and, a bit unusually, ended in Canada’s nearer integration now not with the British Empire yet with its continental neighbor, the United States.When Britain declared struggle opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary in August 1914, Canada used to be immediately dedicated to boot as a result of its prestige as a Dominion within the British Empire. regardless of no longer having a say within the topic, so much Canadians enthusiastically embraced the conflict attempt in an effort to guard the Empire and its values. In Canada’s nice struggle, 1914-1918, historian Brian Douglas Tennyson argues that Canada’s participation within the battle weakened its courting with Britain by way of stimulating a better feel of Canadian identification, whereas even as bringing it a lot in the direction of the us, in particular after the latter entered the conflict. Their wartime cooperation reinforced their dating, which were soft and infrequently strained within the 19th century. This used to be mirrored within the better integration in their economies and the larger attractiveness in Canada of yank cultural items resembling books, magazines, radio broadcasting and flicks, and was once symbolized by means of the miraculous American reaction to the Halifax explosion in December 1917. by means of the tip of the struggle, 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 struggle, 1914-1918 will curiosity not just Canadians blind to how enormously their nation’s participation within the First global struggle reshaped its courting with Britain and the USA, but in addition american citizens unacquainted with the value of Canada’s involvement within the battle and the way that contribution drew the 2 countries nearer jointly.