A year after the 1917 election, Newton Rowell, president of the Privy Council in the Union Government, surveyed its achievements, including the institution of conscription, and applauded the Liberals (like himself) who went over to the Union side.
In this booklet published during the 1917 election campaign, Boyd called for Canadian voters to reject the Union Government and "shatter the trenches of deception, special privilege, political autocracy and narrow-minded fanaticism."
After Minister of Militia and Defence Sam Hughes was ousted from the government of Sir Robert Borden in 1916, the federal Liberal Party published a series of letters that attempted to discredit the government's conduct in the episode.
Although the war was only a few months old, Canadians already had access to a selection of diplomatic communiques and government papers relating to the declaration of war and Canada's contribution to the imperial war effort.
Published at the end of the First World War, this booklet provided an overview of all aspects of Canada's war effort over the previous four years.
Written by the official correspondent to the Ministry of Overseas Military Forces of Canada, Fred James, this booklet details Canada's role in the battles of Amiens, Arras, and Cambrai, often referred to as the Hundred Days.
Montreal publisher John Dougall produced this weekly digest of news, editorials, and cartoons from various international newspapers, to keep Quebeckers abreast of opinion outside of Canada.
These three addresses by Senator Claude Pepper, made before the Canadian Clubs of Toronto and Ottawa, and the Empire Parliamentary Association of Toronto, address the meaning of "Democracy in the Modern World" in the face of the war.
Part of a series, this issue of La Guerre examines the German army.
The Dieppe raid was launched on the northern coast of France in August of 1942. Over 6000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadians, took part. Half of them returned to England without having accomplished their objectives; the rest were killed or captured. Bob Bowman, an overseas correspondent with the CBC, detailed the event in this pamphlet for the Canadian public.
In 1941 the British War Office requested that Canada send reinforcements to the colony of Hong Kong, the aim being to establish a stronger presence in the region should war break out in the Far East. This document contains the subsequent report on the Canadian Expeditionary Force sent to Hong Kong.
In September 1941 a group of Canadian journalists were taken on a tour through the eastern Canadian establishments of the Navy, Army, and Air Force, in addition to a number of industrial plants engaged in wartime production. This booklet details the observations of G.H. Sallans, a journalist for the Vancouver Sun, throughout that tour.
Responding to the perceived potential for a fifth-column attack on behalf of the Nazi regime, Professor Kirkconnell seeks to bring Canadians together under an umbrella of unity. In this booklet he explains and emphasizes the commonalities among the different races and cultures that comprise the Canadian polity, arguing for the war as a perfect opportunity to recognize these commonalities and fight against disunity - something he argues the Nazis could use to infiltrate Canada.
First published in August of 1940, the Canada at War series aimed to provide Canadians with the most up-to-date information on the war effort, both at home and overseas. This is the 40th issue in that series.
This booklet honours Canadians who were awarded the Victoria Cross from the beginning of the Second World War to 1944.
Following the divisive issue of conscription in 1917, this booklet by the Quebec newspaper La Presse outlined some of the major issues confronting French-English relations in Canada.
With the implementation of a number of new wartime economic controls by 1917, many Canadians feared that banks and profiteers would take advantage of the situation to profit. This booklet details those concerns, with contributions by former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier and other prominent politicians.
Distributed free of charge through all Canadian military units in Europe, the "Record" contained a mix of international and domestic news, to keep soldiers informed of what was going on in the wider world. It was printed on thin newsprint, so many of the surviving copies are in poor condition.
To assist people who were called upon to give public addresses about the war, the federal government provided this digest of Victoria Cross-winning deeds, which could be used to add interest to any speech.