Quote: Originally Posted by tay
With the outbreak of WW 1 and Canada's subservient entry as British cannon fodder.
Off topic but, only initially were they British cannon fodder. Once they came under the command of General Sir Arthur Currie, the Canadians never
lost a battle to the Germans, and even handed them their a$$es on a few occasions.
The Germans had little regard for the Continental armies and the rest of the British army. On the other hand, they feared and respected the Canadians and even nicknamed them "Sturmtruppen" after their own elite soldiers, who were the best of the best in the German army at the time.