15 March 2011

Sound Off! Canada vs Australia

OK guys, state your case for the better military heritage

Canada?
Australia?

Sound off in the comments with your thoughts! Yes, you too, Shelldrake :)

(edit: for you first-time/only-occasional visitors, you can click on the label at the bottom of the post to be taken to other Sound Off! posts - we do this every Tuesday)

By: Brant

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tough call...but I'd have to say Canada for the following two reasons:
1. Vimy demonstrated for the Allies that a carefully planned assault with creeping barrage could have a telling effect. This was a relatively new concept. Gallipoli only served to remind the allies that assualts without proper artillery support oft go awry.

2. Dieppe provided many "lessons learned" for D-Day.

Jack Nastyface

Jason B said...

I agree with Jack about Vimy and Dieppe, however Gallipoli was excuted by British planners. The assualt on Beershaeba is a better example. Planned and excuted by an Australian and won by Australian Light Horse.

Anonymous said...

40 Cent says-

Canada wins at: hockey, snow, ice & glaciers, French, poutine, ice wine, Inuits, undefended borders, comedians, skiing, mountains, bears and pine trees.

Beer and rock 'n roll are a tie.

Australia wins at: palm trees, beaches, water skiing, bikinis, weather, poisonous critters and bugs, spiders, marsupials, Aboriginals, and sunburns.

sam said...

Australia will easily win Todays match vs Canada in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Anonymous said...

Gallipoli was hardly an ANZAC campaign. They were a minority presence. On a much smaller scale but of more significance to the development of military skills is Le Hamel.

Anonymous said...

examination of volunteer numbers per head of population indicates australia wins. (second only to NZ)

Anonymous said...

Canada all the way:

1) Vimy
2) We burnt down the White House
3) Dieppe
4) Juno Beach
5) Crossing the Rhine
6) Peacekeeping (as misguided as
it is)
7) Longest sniper kill (until
recently)

Shawn said...

Canada has the largest French speaking population that never surrendered to anybody.

Brant said...

OK - I have to admit that Shawn's comment made me laugh pretty hard... Good one!