Canada in World War Two Weapons and Products

Canada in World War Two Weapons and Products

Canada in World War Two Weapons and Products CD Howe Minister in charge of Munitions (weapons) and Supplies Businesses told what to produce and when Total War Hyde Park Declaration

Agreement with US to exchange goods and increase trade Money Soldiers

1914 3,110 men and a fledgling navy By 1918 620,000 Canadians Fought 1939

Army 4,261 (51,000 reserves) Air Force 3,100 (270 aircraft, most obsolete Navy 1,800 (6 modern destroyers, 4 minesweepers ) Why would Canadians enlist?

-Privates Pay of $1.30 a day -Also included $60 a month for dependent spouse and $30 a month for each child -British ties -A sense of new-found national pride Soldiers

Conscription Mackenzie King did not want because would upset French Canadians French Canadians would support the war if they were not conscripted By 1942, Canada does not have enough volunteers King holds referendum 70% of Quebecers vote no

Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary Mackenzie King Finally happens in 1944, 12,000 go overseas

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