Canada at War: New Governor General

The Empire's youngest fighting field marshal was appointed Governor General of Canada last week. From London and Ottawa came simultaneous announcements of the appointment of 53-year-old Sir Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, K.C.B., C.B., C.S.I., D.S.O., M.C., one of Britain's ablest soldiers.

Canadians who fought under him knew Irish-born Field Marshal Alexander as a good soldier, a crack commander and a "simple, sensible type of fellow" to boot. He had been at Dunkirk, had commanded the British retreat in Burma, and the victorious campaigns in North Africa, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy.

But in their...

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