‘Fighting as an Ally’: The English-Canadian Patriotic Response to the Great War

@article{Bray1980FightingAA,
  title={‘Fighting as an Ally’: The English-Canadian Patriotic Response to the Great War},
  author={Robert Matthew Bray},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  year={1980},
  volume={61},
  pages={141 - 168}
}
  • R. Bray
  • Published 1980
  • Political Science
  • The Canadian Historical Review
WRITING TO SIR WILFRID LAURIER in mid-November •9•6 John M. Godfrey, a Toronto lawyer and activist in a wide range of civilian recruiting organizations, observed that 'what a difference it would have made in this war if we [Canada] had fought as a nation and an ally. In the first place we should have been bound to put our whole strength into the war. Fighting as an ally there could be no such thing as a limited liability. '• Godfrey's lament made little impression on the veteran Liberal leader… Expand
And the Men Returned: Canadian Veterans and the Aftermath of the Great War
The Great War was a formative event for men who came of age between 1914 and 1918. They believed the experience forged them into a distinct generation. This collective identification more than shapedExpand
‘The Great Adventure’: The Context and Ideology of Recruiting in Ontario, 1914–17
'In them days it was rather annoying to go out at all because the men in uniform ... they'd come up and tap you on the shoulder and say, "Why ain't you in the army?" And I used to have difficultyExpand
Reframing Canada’s Great War: Liberalism, sovereignty, and the British Empire c. 1860s–1919
This article examines how Canadian Liberals understood Canada’s international relations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, situating their political thought within the BritishExpand
‘We throw the torch’: Canadian Memorials of the Great War and the Mythology of Heroic Sacrifice
Abstract: The enthusiasm and attendant rhetoric when Canada went to war in 1914 matched responses in Britain. Among the reasons for this was a shared literary heritage of romantic and neo-chivalricExpand
The end of imperial diplomatic unity, 1919-1928: Anglo-Canadian relations from the British perspective.
During the first decade after the Great War, the relationship between Great Britain and Canada underwent profound changes: these years were significant in the transition of the British Empire toExpand
Helping “nos chers conscrits”: The Knights of Columbus Catholic Army Huts and French-Canadian Nationalism, 1917-26
This essay discusses efforts to provide recreation centres for Canadian Catholic soldiers during the First World War. More specifically, it compares the efforts of two organizations, the CatholicExpand
“Orangeism, A Great Protestant Crusade”: The Nativist Legacy of the Orange Order in the Northeastern Borderlands
ABSTRACT The Orange Order was central to Canadian nativism throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Formed in 1795 by Protestants who feared the specter of Catholic influence and politicalExpand
"Gladly given for the cause": New Brunswick Teacher and Student Support for the War Effort, 1914-1918
This article examines the efforts of New Brunswick’s public school teachers and students to support the First World War. Along with participation in the Teachers’ Machine Gun Fund, they were involvedExpand
Providing and Consuming Security in Canada’s Century
Whether or not the twentieth century belonged to Canada, the past century should have more benign memories than some earlier ones, when war brought invasion, conquest, and devastation. The nineteenthExpand
“A Clarion Call To Real Patriots The World Over”: The Curious Case of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada in New Brunswick during the 1920s and 1930s
Abstract:Le mouvement Ku Klux Klan au Nouveau-Brunswick dans les années 1920 et 1930 s’inscrivait dans une vague anticatholique qui déferlait sur le Nord-Est. Les liens présumés entre l’organisationExpand
...
1
2
...