Upon reaching England the Canadians endured a long miserable winter training in the mud and drizzle of Salisbury Plain.
In spring 1915, they were deemed ready for the front line and were razor-keen.
The fact that Canada was automatically at war when Britain was at war in 1914 was unquestioned as from coast to coast, in a spirit of almost unbelievable unanimity, Canadians pledged support for Britain.
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Yet, from Halifax to Vancouver, thousands of young Canadians hastened to the recruiting offices.
Within a few weeks more than 32,000 men gathered at Valcartier Camp near Quebec City; and within two months the First Contingent, Canadian Expeditionary Force, was on its way to England in the largest convoy ever to cross the Atlantic.
Also sailing in this convoy was a contingent from the still separate British self governing colony of Newfoundland.
A suggestion that Newfoundland's men should be incorporated into the Canadian Expeditionary Force had earlier been politely but firmly rejected.
In September 2001 after the 11 September terrorist attacks, Minister of National Defence Art Eggleton advised Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to authorize more than 100 Canadian Forces members serving on military exchange programs in the United States and other countries to participate in U. but then turned it over to somebody else." In order to understand Canada's policy in Afghanistan, a brief history of its foreign policy initiatives is in order.
In post-Cold War conflicts, Canada "experienced a steep—and at times bloody—learning curve as it tried to develop new techniques to contain violence and restore functioning civil societies." After a 15-hour firefight in Croatia involving Canadian troops at a ground known as the Medak Pocket, it became clear that "peacekeeping forces had to be able to make that rapid tactical transition.
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and the first contingents of regular Canadian troops arrived in Afghanistan in January–February 2002.
Canada took on a larger role starting in 2006 after the Canadian troops were redeployed to Kandahar province.
Canada had its own version of "Rosie the Riveter," the symbolic working woman who laboured in factories to help the war effort.