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Ottawa: Reflection on a Week

by Alivia Ward

Pages 2 and 3 of 26

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Before I left...
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D- At the beginning of WW1, Canada was just part of the British Empire, no one special. But Canada supplied the war with lots of soldiers and ammunition. Also, after many failed attempts by the British and French, the four Canadian Regiments took Vimy Ridge in 4 days. This was a huge victory for the allies, and marked the beginning of the end of the war.
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E- This affected Canada’s identity hugely. This was a huge turning point for Canadians, because people started to see them as a threat, rather than part of the British Empire. A quote from a soldier who fought in the Battle of Vimy Ridge once said « We went up Vimy Ridge as Albertans and Nova Scotians. We came down as Canadians . »
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