Canada at War: THE DOMINION: Over the Desk Top

The westering sun, shining through old-fashioned green window shades, filled the office on the second floor of Ottawa's East Block with tawny light. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King sat at his desk, smiling. The 30 newsmen who were ushered in at 20 minutes to 4 were expectant, for Mr. King's press conferences are few & far between. The newsmen were not disappointed.

At 4 o'clock, the Prime Minister said he was entraining for Washington to see President Roosevelt. He would spend one night at the White House. He would return to Ottawa within a few days.

The Prime Minister made...