‘Kicking and Complaining’: Demobilization Riots in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1918–19

  title={‘Kicking and Complaining’: Demobilization Riots in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1918–19},
  author={Desmond Morton},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={334 - 360}
THE POSTWAR DEMOBILIZATION RIOTS among Canadian troops in England in 1918• 9 have easily been overlooked. Most participants were content to have hastened their own repatriation; they had no desire to attract disciplinary penalties. Canadian officials preferred to bury the riots in accounts of their own administrative ingenuity. Military historians, like most participants, regarded demobilization as a boring postlude to the drama of war.1 Labour historians, who might have found the riots… Expand
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