Canada at War: THE SERVICES: Riots in Aldershot

At Aldershot, Britain's great permanent military camp and drill ground for thousands of Canadians in World Wars I & II, nearly 30,000 homesick Canadian soldiers waited impatiently to be sent back to Canada. Some were waiting to be redeployed to the Pacific. They were bored with the monotony of Aldershot life, resentful of the delay in getting home, the poor food, lack of money and what they felt were fleecing tactics by local shopkeepers.

Last week a group of griping soldiers met in Aldershot (pop.: 36,000). Soon the group grew to mob size. A rumor rose that some Canadian soldiers...

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