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First World War
The First World War
The Canadian Expeditionary Force
Vimy Ridge
Recruitment and Conscription
The Canadian Corps: Spearhead to Victory
Canadians on other Fronts
Canada and the Air War
Canada and the War at Sea
The Aftermath
Canada between the Wars
Canada in World Affairs



Canadian men and women served in many different capacities during the First World War.

Members of the Canadian Forestry Corps cut timber in Britain and France; Canadian railway troops operated light railway networks immediately behind the lines on the Western Front; medical units and Canadian Nursing Sisters served in the eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, and on the Western Front; and Canadian military engineers served in Europe and the Middle East.

Over 6000 men from Newfoundland (which was to join Canada in 1949) served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and at sea with British forces from the beginning of the war. More than 1500 were killed. From mid-1918 until April 1919, nearly 5000 Canadian troops served as part of an Allied intervention force in revolutionary Russia.

Canadians on Other Fronts

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Canadian Forestry Corps, Russia
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