1939, Canada was just coming out of a depression. During the depression,
Canadians did not have much money. Things got a lot worse, though.
twenty years after the First World War, the countries of the world
started another war. In the First World War, over eight million
people died and many more were injured. In the Second World War,
over fifty million died because of the fighting. That is more than
the population of Canada right now.
10 September 1939, nine days after Germany invaded Poland , Canada
's Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King declared war. It would
not end until 1945 and over forty thousand Canadians had died.
did Canada declare war on Germany ?
declared war because Germany , under the leadership of Adolf Hitler
and his Nazi party, was attacking peaceful people of other nations.
immediately began to enlarge its army and prepare for war. Thousands
of young men across the country joined up. What would the Mennonites
do? How would they react to this situation?
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