What role did Canada play in World War II?

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In World War II, Canada played a role that is no different that the role that many other countries did -- their role was to send soldiers and materiel to be used in the war.  Canadians participated in fighting in all theaters of the war.  This included the D-Day invasion...

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In World War II, Canada played a role that is no different that the role that many other countries did -- their role was to send soldiers and materiel to be used in the war.  Canadians participated in fighting in all theaters of the war.  This included the D-Day invasion in which Canada played a major role.  So Canada's role was the same as every other country's role.

Canada was not the most populous or the biggest country in WWII and so its involvement was not as significant (in absolute terms) as that of the United States, for example.  However, over 1 million Canadians served in uniform and almost 100,000 were either killed or wounded.

 

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