World War I   The Conscription Crisis
The War’s Heavy Toll
• When war was declared in
  1914, most Canadians
  thought it would be over
  soon
• By 1917, many t...
Robert Borden
• Prime Minister Borden
  promised there would be
  no conscription
• During a trip to England at
  the time...
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
WWI Conscription Crisis
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WWI Conscription Crisis

  1. 1. World War I The Conscription Crisis
  2. 2. The War’s Heavy Toll • When war was declared in 1914, most Canadians thought it would be over soon • By 1917, many thousands of men had been killed or seriously wounded • Many more were working in the booming industry supporting the war effort
  3. 3. Robert Borden • Prime Minister Borden promised there would be no conscription • During a trip to England at the time of the Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge, Borden was shocked to learn how many men had been needed to win that battle

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