‘The Great Adventure’: The Context and Ideology of Recruiting in Ontario, 1914–17

  title={‘The Great Adventure’: The Context and Ideology of Recruiting in Ontario, 1914–17},
  author={Paul Maroney},
  journal={The Canadian Historical Review},
  pages={62 - 98}
  • Paul Maroney
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • History
  • The Canadian Historical Review
'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 difficulty even when I told them I had bad ears because I had scarlet fever. "Go on, try again. Try again." I used to say, "What the hell's the use of trying after they turned me down?" I tried often enough. But, oh Jesus, they used to pressure the life out of you. It was hell. '• Martin Colby's experiences as a… Expand

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