By Frank Rockland
Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden and his Minister of armed forces and Defence, Colonel Sam Hughes, had various principles. Borden had no selection! whilst England declared warfare, Canada was once immediately at warfare too. Hughes, even though, used to be desirous to get his boys bloodied earlier than the warfare was once over. He may do something in his energy to get the Canadians into the fight.
As the weapons sounded in August, the 1st contingent collected at Valcartier. Corps of advisor Captain James Llewellyn had knowledgeable for this second, and he used to be now not approximately to overlook out. Gunner Paul Ryan had volunteered to flee his relations and to provoke a lady. Nursing Sister Samantha Lonsdale had spoke back the decision simply because she wanted a task, and going to conflict was once an adventure.
As the months rolled via, it used to be at Valcartier and Salisbury undeniable that they helped forge the Canadian Expeditionary strength into probably the most bold guns of the 1st global War.
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