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Department
History
Course
HIS263Y1
Professor
Heidi Bohaker
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 7 2111 World War I: The Soldiers War War Begins o Assassination of Franz Ferdinand by Serbian Black Hands system of alliances o Germany invaded Belgium, Britain declared war to help protect Belgium o Automatically, Canada is also in war Signing Up o Militia of 60,000 in 1914, permanent force of 3,000 o But by the end of the war, over 600,000 Canadians serve in Canadian expeditionary force (troops that were sent to Europe) o Immediately at volunteers of 30,000 at beginning of war. About 23 were British born o Slowly, a more organized recruitment system emerges recruitment establishment o Burden of recruitment tended to be at the local level o Government relied on decentralized recruiting system that e
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