Fighting

Canadian Defence: What We Have to Defend

Interested in adult education, the Kelsey Club in collaboration with the newly formed Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, provided this series of discussions on the subject of Canadian defence. Each discussion is led by a prominent individual; contributors include J.W. Dafoe and J.S. Woodsworth.

Canada's War Effort, 1914-1918

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.

The CEF in the Hundred Days

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.

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The week before the Armistice

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.

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Canada at War: Speeches Delivered by Robert Borden in Canada and the United Kingdom

This booklet contains a collection of speeches given by Prime Minister Robert L. Borden at locations in Toronto, Ottawa, and London (UK) throughout the summer of 1918.

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Canada at War: Speeches Delivered by Robert Borden before the Canadian Clubs

This booklet contains a collection of speeches given by Prime Minister Robert L. Borden before the Canadian Clubs of Toronto, Montrael, Halifax, and Winnipeg in December of 1914.

Canada at War: Speeches Delivered by Robert L. Borden in Canada and the United Kingdom

This booklet contains a collection of speeches given by Prime Minister Robert L. Borden in Montreal, London (UK) and Manchester between December, 1916 and May, 1917.

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Canada at War: Special Session of the Dominion Parliament, 1914

In this speech before a special session of the Dominion parliament in August of 1914, Prime Minister Robert Borden considers emergency measures to be adopted by the government in response to the outbreak of war in Europe.

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Robert Borden in New York

In this speech given to the Lawyers' Club of New York City in November 1916, Prime Minister Robert L. Borden discusses the relationship between Canada and the United States.

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Canada at War: Imperial Conference, 1917

Prime Minister Robert Borden gave this speech to the House of Commons, commenting on the Imperial War Conference of 1917.

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What Canada is Doing: A Tribute to the Canadian People

This speech made by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King in the House of Commons, outlines the great contribution of the Canadian people to the war effort, particularly on the home front, and expresses gratitude to the people of the United States for their contributions.

Servitude or Freedom: The Present Position of the War

In this speech to the Canadian Club of Ottawa, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King outlines a recent trip to Great Britain, emphasizing the Canadian contribution to the war and the respect for Canada expressed by the people of Britain.

The Lord Mayor's Luncheon in Honour of the Prime Minister of Canada

This speech, including addresses by Prime Minister's Churchill and King, discusses Canada's place at the side of Britain and her continued devotion to the Allied war effort.

The Lord Mayor's Luncheon in Honour of the Prime Minister of Canada

This speech, including addresses by Prime Minister's Churchill and King, discusses Canada's place at the side of Britain and her continued devotion to the Allied war effort.

Democracy in the Modern World

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.

The War: The German Army

Part of a series, this issue of La Guerre examines the German army.

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Dieppe

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.

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CEF to the Crown Colony of Hong Kong

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.

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With Canada's Fighting Men

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.

Canadians All

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.

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