Ricardo L.

Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Regional Heritage School Fair

The Battle of the Atlantic

The 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Canada’s participation in the longest battle and critical battle during the Second World War.




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

1. Calgary participated in the Second World War. 2. That many of the equipment and guns for the battle were built in Ogen, just by the train station. 3. That the only Enigma, the German coding machine is at the military museum in Calgary. 4. During the battle the marines had pets on the ships, and they would eat the rats as a source of protein.

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

1. Canada was a major player during the war. 2. Britain and the Allies could not have won the war without Canada and the USA. 3. At the end of the world Canada developed some of very important technologies and a very strong naval and military regime. 4. If Canada did not help Britain, we would be living in a very different way.

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

Canada still is helping other countries in some battles. We Canadians and all the military still are in different battles around the world. At the military museum you can see all that they do.