Canada in the Great World War, Volume 2 - Days of Preparation


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This is the 2nd volume of the 6 volume “Canada in the Great War” set. With such a large subject spread over a total of approximately 2700 pages it is difficult to capture the contents of each volume in just a few words. Add to this that there were over 31 separate authors in all and it is inevitable that some subjects may be discussed in more than one volume. However, the following is a list of the chapter contents for this volume.

The subject matter is organized in approximately chronological order, especially given that the volumes were published individually over a period ranging from 1917 to 1921. These publication dates also indicate that what the authors are describing has the accuracy of fairly recently formed memories. On the other hand it also indicates that the writings may be influenced by the extremely emotionally disturbing events of the war.

Take particular note of the “Appendices” included in this volume, they contain valuable concentrated factual information. This volume also contains a useful chronology of significant events through the subject period.



Ch. I The Causes of The Great World War

Ch. II Canada at War

Ch. III Creating The Canadian Army

Ch. IV Conscription in Canada

Ch. V Canada's Financial Condition in its Bearing on The War

Ch. VI Financial Measures

Ch. VII Canadian Industry and the Call for Munitions

Ch. VIII The Alien Enemy in Canada; Internment Operations

Ch. IX Canada in the War at Sea

Ch. X Voluntary War Relief

1. Patriotic Fund Activities

2. Canada's Love-Gifts

3. Canadian Red Cross Society Information Bureau

4. The King George and Queen Mary Maple Leaf Clubs

Ch. XI The Censorship

Ch. XII Canadian War Camps

Ch. XIII The Canadian Railways and the War

Ch. XIV The Canadian Armada

Ch. XV At Salisbury Plain

Ch. XVI First Canadian Unit in France

Ch. XVII The First Division Off For France

Ch. XVIII Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry


I. Canadians with The Imperial Forces

II. Chronological Account of the Great World War, 1914

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