Canadian Military History Gateway
Organization > Library and Archives Canada
Subject > Politics and Society > Industry and Commerce
Prime Minister Borden, in a speech at the Central Canada Exhibition in September 9, 1918, discusses his wish for a sound policy of maximum use of Canada's abundant natural resources for the post-war reconstruction to come.
Library and Archives Canada
Those who lived through the First World War referred to it as the Great War for the rest of their lives, even though another world war followed within a generation. Peace returned with Canada as a separate signatory to the Treaty of Versailles, an independent country confident in its ability to manage its own affairs. The war marked the transition of Canada's armed forces from a militia of questionable value to what was probably the most powerful army corps on either side in the conflict.
Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King broadcasts an update to the Canadian people on the government's efforts, planning and coordination for a "total war effort."
A bibliography on the topic of equipping the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Includes material on the Imperial Munitions Board, problems with supply shortages, and the defective Ross rifle.
A bibliography of sources that highlight the effects of the First World War on Canadian society. Topics include propaganda, race relations, economics, casualities, women in the workplace and prisoners of war.