Canada played a major role in WWII and was a tremendous boon to the Allied forces. In this quiz, we'll explore Canada's involvement in the war and shed light on the heroism that can never be forgotten.
The Battle of Hong Kong was Canada's entrance into WWII. This took place in 1941.
More than one million Canadians fought in WWII. Many were killed or wounded.
Firefighters from the Corps of Canadian Firefighters were sent to help British firefighters. There was a tremendous amount of damage at that time in Britain from mass bombing.
By the end of the war, Canada had the world's respect. They also had some new-found clout.
45,000 Canadians lost their lives in WWII. 55,000 were wounded.
The Royal Canadian Navy actually grew exponentially. By the end of the war, it was the third largest Allied naval force.
The Canadian Air Force was the fourth largest in the Allied forces. The Royal Canadian Air Force make a weighty contribution.
Approximately 3,000 Aboriginal Canadians volunteered to serve in WWII. Their contribution to the war will never be forgotten.
There were about 30,000 Canadians involved in D-Day, with about 14,000 actually landing in Normandy. They were part of Operation Overlord.
Canada had a massive fleet of 434 ships. This included destroyers, cruisers, frigates and auxiliaries.
550 Canadians died in the war camps of Japan. This was following the surrender at the Battle of Hong Kong. POWs were not freed until the war ended.
907 Canadians lost their lives in the Raid on Dieppe. This took place in August 1942, and it was the Allies' first major combined operation.
The Canadians were largely responsible for Juno Beach on D-Day.The day was a tremendous triumph for the Allied forces.
It was at 9:36 p.m. that Canada learned that Germany had surrendered. It was a great day of celebration for Canada, and around the world.
The port city of Halifax had thousands of naval personnel on V-E Day and rioting ensued. It was fueled by booze and a great deal of pent-up tension.
Canada gained a lot of respect for their involvement in WWII. They were embraced by the United Nations and have been a member since its founding.
Canada was the first Commonwealth country to send troops to Britain. This was in the year 1939.
Most Canadian troops that enlisted were men between the ages of 18 and 45. Nearly all of them were volunteers.
A whopping 40% of the Canadian male population enlisted. 630,052 Canadians were in the Active Army, and 25,251 of these were women.
Approximately 370,000 men served in the European Theater. In Europe they suffered 75,514 casualties.
Can you believe that two guys were wounded five times each? Talk about gluttons for punishment, and talk about bravery.
In fact, Canada really helped the war by all the goods that they manufactured. They made goods for themselves, the U.S., Britain and the other Allied countries.
Canada manufactured about $100 billion in today's dollars. They made 800,000 military transport vehicles.
Canada didn't just make a few military snowmobiles - they made 150 of them! That was done by the Bombardier company.
Operation Jubilee was the code name for the Dieppe Raid. It involved 6,100 men, 5,000 of which were Canadian.
The Italian Campaign took place in 1943. It was otherwise known as Operation Husky. The Allies fought for four weeks, defeating the Italians.
6,000 Canadians died in the Italian Campaign. They also suffered more than 26,000 casualties.
More than 50,000 women served in various women's organizations. These included the Canadian Women's Army Corps and the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service.
V-J Day took place in the Pacific on August 14 and 15, 1945. V-E Day was on May 8, 1945.
By the end of WWII, Canada had the world's third largest navy. They only followed the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy.
Although Canada suffered many casualties, the Allies learned from what went wrong at Dieppe. This helped to lead to the success of D-Day.
Canada's military force was actually ill-equipped at the start of the war. By war's end they were strong, thanks to their volunteers.
Germans most definitely breached Canadian waters. They sank 23 ships in the St. Lawrence River and Gulf.
3,000 Canadian sailors and merchant seamen died in the war. This took place while fighting occurred in the Atlantic Ocean.
Allied forces surrendered on Christmas Day. This was when numerous Canadians, British and Indian soldiers became prisoners of war.