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Robert Borden - Speech at the Directors' Luncheon, Central Canada Exhibition, Ottawa, September 9, 1918 - WW1: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

Type: Document

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.

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First World War - Introduction

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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.

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Mackenzie King - manpower and a total war effort, August 19, 1942 - WW2: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

Type: Document

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."

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First World War - Government and the Military - Business and the War

Type: Document

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.

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First World War - General References - The War and Canadian Society

Type: Document

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.

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