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I was going through a history of WW2 last night

Posted to Poetry and Politics

read the section on Canada's involvement - some fascinating tidbits I never knew, esp. the act signed between the US and Canada re: each nation supplying the other with whatever it was best at producing, regardless of value. Also, the fact that we gave so much to the UK (supplies that were needed during the Blitz that were much appreciated) is something I never knew.
Another thing was how our PM, Mackenzie King, held out until the last to conscript soldiers - "Not necessarily conscription, but conscription if necessary"- and Quebec's revulsion at the idea of sending it's soldiers to fight another anglo war.
Can't wait to read more.