Austro-Hungarian empire was the enemy of Canada during the 1st world war, they were called enemy aliens. They were forced into internment camps,to work, (mostly young men) who from that moment on had to live in remarkably poor conditions and mostly far from medical services. Camps were fortified by fencing and barbed wire, many tried to escape and few were successful.An example is Yuri Fojczuk.
I am Yuri Fojczuk. I am an Ukrainian immigrant that escaped the camps and by 1914 was arrested and sent to Jasper Internment Camp and escaped again! (aren't I good?). I remained in hiding until the end of the war.
Sorry, I'm just realizing how awesome I am right now!!
We had to fight to be able to fight on behalf of Canada. And the most we could get was the Black Battalion, which wasn't even given any combat duties.
The Black Battalion was authorized on July 5th , 1916 as a segregated non-combatant unit, the first and only all-Black battalion in Canadian military history.
Germany had formally surrendered on November 11, 1918, and all nations had agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated and on June 28th, 1919. Germany and the Allied Nations (including Britain, France, Italy and Russia) signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending the war.
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Although Russia had been in the Allied Nations, they had left the war in March of 1918 since the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk had just been signed which caused all connections to the war to end, which caused them not to sign the Treaty of Versailles
* the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed at German-controlled Brest-Litovsk, after two months of negotiations
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