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Department
History
Course
HIS2363
Professor
Christian Champion
Semester
Fall

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Nov 4  Lecture Enter 1920s Painting: Charge of Flowerdew’s squadron Lieut. FD ordered ppl to charge German lines (victory of the day) 70% of his men are killed FD shot through both thighs and died the next day Horses: unusual WW1 thought of as a static war Artists that depicted horses: tried to portray a sense of movement Points of great physical bravery in a machine­gun age War: ended with a victory and  labour unrest at home Socialists and left of them: Anyone who had embraced idea that war would bring good transf.  Soc. Doctrine: Highest stage of capitalism Automat. Leads to a worker’s state Built on idea that war would cause social change Hope of lab organizers: this would lead to reform 166 000 – 378 000 from 1914­1919 However, labour found it unable to elect MPs Sweeping country with votes to back up the troops When found they couldn’t get support from ballot; would use protest Attack owners 19 strikes in 1909 1919: well over 3x as many (336 strikes and lockouts) Increase in militancy Winnipeg strike of 1919 RCMP: fired on crowd: killed 1 and wounded at least 30 Self­appointed struggle on the working class Labour­militancy WW1: brought out a collapse of confidence New music: era of unrest The right of string: Stravinsky (Charles Dutoit: Montreal symphony) Caused a riot when it was 1  performed 1919 Rights of spring­ book by a Canadian prof. No necessary loss of confidence brought out by ww1 People were used to death and suffering; everyone is familiar with the idea of loss Conservative gov’t: crumbles after war By 1921: Liberals were in power w/ Mackenzie King for a long time Arthur Meighen takes over (Borden retired) “Last gasp” of conservatives:  Rescue and amalgamation of railway companies Arthur M: creates Canadian National Rail
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