Lesson 3: Canadians at Battle


  • Counterpoints, Chapter 5, pp 133-148

Optional Watch:

  • WWII in Colour (also on Netflix)
    • There’s 13 episodes at 50min each… I’m not recommending you watch it all unless you really want to know more about WWII. It will give pretty much the whole story on different fronts. Totally optional.

Understand the significance of the following:

  • Blitzkrieg
  • Dunkirk
  • Battle of Britain
  • North Africa
  • Operation Barbarossa
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Battle of Hong Kong
  • Battle of the Atlantic
  • Dieppe
  • Italian Campaign
  • D-Day
  • Liberation of the Netherlands

*RED are operations that included significant Canadian contributions

Concepts to understand (test yourself):

  • How did Canada’s role in battle develop throughout the war?
  • Why did the Germans fail to conquer Britain?
  • Why did Germany attack Russia despite the Non-Aggression Pact?

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