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There were many battles where thousands of
Canadians lost their lives as they were fighting for our rights and our freedom
such as Juno Beach, Dieppe and the Battles of Gravenstafel ridge and St.
Julien. The battle of Vimy Ridge, the battle of Canal Du Nord and Cambrai and
the battle of Amiens were without a doubt the three bloodiest world war
battles, resulting in the highest number of lost Canadian soldiers. Herman Kahn
said, “World war 1 broke out largely because of an arms race, and World War 2
because of the lack in arms race.”  

The bloodiest battle of World War 1 and World War
2 would be the battle of Canal du Nord and Cambrai as there was the most amount
of men killed or wounded during the battle. All Canadian battles worked with
Allied forces to defeat enemy troops. Although all three battles ended with a
victory, thousands of men lost their lives fighting for our country. Even
though the battle of Canal du Nord and Cambrai had the most men killed and
injured, all battles in any war are very tragic as many men and women never
come home to their loved ones and they should all be acknowledged for their
bravery and sacrifice. If it were not for every single person that has fought
for our country we may not be a free country today, and one major thing that
ties all battles together would be how many men and women lost their lives or
are emotionally or physically scarred from fighting in wars so our country can
remain a free country.

The battle of Canal du
Nord and Cambrai began on September 27 1918 on the Western Front (surrounding Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands,
the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Germany) where the Canadian troops needed
to win the territory of the canal before they could reach their goal of conquering
the city of Cambrai. This battle was one of many fought in the “hundred
day offensive” which was a time where a number of allies fought battles towards
the end of World War 1. Combat engineers went along with the troops to build
bridges, and fix roads as the Germans had flooded the canal and the only places
without flooding, the German troops had claimed. The Canadian troops used a new
strategy for this battle; the troops attacked from different areas and they
used the entire front. At 5:20am all four divisions attacked and by mid-morning
all of the German troops were captured or retreated. During the battle the
Canadian 1st, 2nd, and 4th division had a
setback when they ran into unmapped wire. While travelling through the Nord-Pas
de Calais region, on Douai Road, many died from an unplanned attack by the Germans.
The battle ended with an Allied victory on October 11, 1918 as they captured
Boulon Wood, although over 30,000 Canadians died or were wounded during the
battle of Cambrai, along with 13,000 wounded or killed during the fight for the
canal.

The battle of Amiens began on August 8 1918 on the
Western Front (surrounding Denmark, Norway,
Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and
Germany). There was a total of eleven divisions during this battle, three
British divisions, four Canadian divisions, and four Australian divisions which
had a total of 75,000 men. The Germans had a total of 37,000 men. Preparing for
the battle, the Allied troops tricked the Germans by appearing to weaken their
front line so the German troops expect that it will not be a hard battle. Also
the troops would move to the front line during the night so the Germans could
not see how many troops there were, as well as making “fake” moves such as,
making noise, dust and fake radio communication during the day. The Canadian
troops were assigned the attack the German 4th army. The Royal Air
Force used smoke screens to hide attacking Canadian troops. The battle began at
4:20am on August 8, 1918. The Germans were taken by surprise by the number of
tanks, firepower and men the Allied army had. The first day was a success,
although there was 6,500 Australian and Canadian casualties. The allied troops
pushed the Germans out of France, pushing them back a total of 12 km. Many of
the Germans surrendered the first chance they got. This had been the biggest
loss for Germany since the war started and it became known as “Black day”. The battle
of Amiens ended on August 11, 1918. Although it ended in an Allied victory, it
ended with 1,036 Canadians killed, 2,803 injured and 29 taken prisoner.

 The battle
of Vimy Ridge began on April 9 1917 in Northern France. The Canadian troops
began arriving at Vimy Ridge in October 1916 and by the time of December 1916
all four Canadian divisions were stationed at Vimy Ridge. This was the first
time all four divisions were together for a battle. The engineers dug tunnels
from the rear of the ridge to the front in order for soldiers to safely travel.
While preparing for the battle, they would use horses at night to carry water, food
and guns needed. This allowed them to get their supplies with being detected by
the Germans. The Canadians had an unlimited supply of shells which helped
during their attack and battle. There were “preliminary attacks” on the
Germans.  On March 1 1917, the 4th
division created a sudden attack on the Germans and unfortunately 687 Canadians
died. From April 1-8 1917 over one million artillery rounds were fired against the
Germans and their trenches were destroyed. The battle began on April 9 1917 as
the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Canadian Divisions
completed their objectives and pushed the Germans back. The 4th
Canadian Division completed their objectives although it did not go as planned
after the trenches collapsed. On April 10, 1917 the Canadians attacked the remaining
Germans to capture Vimy Ridge. Throughout the battle, the Canadians initiated
hand-to-hand combat as they went into the German trenches. The Canadians
attacked the Germans stationed at “the Pimple” (a large hill that the Germans
were hiding behind) on April 12, 1917 and pushed the Germans back into the
village of Givenchy-en-Gohelle. Canada ends the battle in victory against the
Germans on April 12, 1917.

Roy Henley, a Canadian World War 1 veteran said,
“you saw a bush. You swore that bush was somebody creeping up on you. A perfect
solider in that war would have been somebody with no imagination what so ever.
But we all had too much imagination.” There were many battles where thousands
of Canadians lost their lives as they were fighting for our rights and our
freedom such as Juno Beach, Dieppe and the Battles of Gravenstafel ridge and
St. Julien. The battle of Vimy Ridge, the battle of Canal Du Nord and Cambrai
and the battle of Amiens were without a doubt the three bloodiest world war
battles, resulting in the highest number of lost Canadian soldiers.