Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Rebecca Fox Point, Nova Scotia

Fair address: South Shore Regional School Board

Project: The Battle of The Atlantic

My project is about The Battle of The Atlantic, which was the longest continuous military campaign in World War II. I hope whoever watches my video is intrigued and interested on learning more about what Canada did for World War II. Enjoy!

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

In my opinion, I believe everything I learned is as important as the next, but there were a couple of things that stood out to me in particular. Like how the Germans used "wolf packs" to destroy convoys effectively. Also during World War II the "Liberation of Women" was in action, since most men were at sea or across the ocean in land warfare. So, therefore the women worked in the shipyards to help build ships.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

In The Battle of The Atlantic, the Germans had put a lot of their soldiers to sea throughout this battle. Most of the soldiers never returned though. I feel other Canadians should know this is a lesson learned on Germany's part. We could use poker as an example in the instance. All or nothing? Common poker saying, and that's basically what Germany did. They put it all into The Battle of The Atlantic, but it didn't work out too well for them.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

During World War II, it would've been very scary for the men that were at sea and across the Atlantic. Also for the women in Canada, because they would have been afraid their husband or sons would never return home. Myself, being Canadian, I am very thankful for all the men that fought in the war, and also the women who helped out in the shipyards. If not for these selfless people our country may not be known as one of the most friendly and safe countries in the world. Because of these people I think all of Canada is thankful to live in such a safe and great country!

  • Jack & Barbara Cossar

    Very good video, well done, Rebecca
    15/06/2018 10:13:00 AM

  • Henry Pursey

    Great video, good luck
    14/06/2018 8:41:04 PM

  • Colleen

    Rebecca you are an amazing young lady, so focused on your role in Cadets. Love from your Fairy Godmother
    14/06/2018 11:26:26 AM

  • Anne Baker

    Outstanding and an excellentcontribution
    14/06/2018 8:57:27 AM

  • paul hopkins

    14/06/2018 5:59:54 AM

  • Ria MacGillivray

    Very well done and good luck!
    13/06/2018 7:37:42 PM

  • Natalie Miller

    Great job Rebecca!
    13/06/2018 3:26:08 PM

  • Wayne Carlon

    It is so important to remember the sacrifices our forebears made so the entire western world could remain a free and democratic place to live. Thank you Rebecca for this important reminder. Lest we forget!
    13/06/2018 9:12:48 AM

  • Merina

    great job .. enjoyed learning :)
    13/06/2018 7:15:54 AM

  • Sylvia Swinimer

    Awesome job Rebecca!!
    13/06/2018 7:08:15 AM

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