Canada and the Great War. The Canadian government wanted to encourage men to enlist for war. They said the war would be safe, hardly any fighting, a glorious adventure and over by Christmas. A picture of soldiers going ‘Over the Top’. The reality of ‘going over the top’ was very different!.
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A picture of soldiers going
‘Over the Top’
How the uniform and equipment changed after just three weeks in the trenches…
No clean uniforms…
Rats, lice and dead bodies…
Constant gunfire and shelling…
The soldiers had very little decent food, and what food they had was often attacked by rats.
These rats were the size of small rabbits and badgers because they had fed on the decomposing bodies of dead soldiers.
sword capable of blowing back
to its point of origin.
For each fill in the following:
Battle name, date, location, key events involving Canada.