Canada at War: Lyric Wrath

For weeks, National Tory Leader John Bracken has charged that hundreds of home defense draftees threw their rifles into the ocean in protest against being sent overseas to fight. For weeks, Defense Minister Andrew G. L. McNaughton has denied the charge. Last week, after John Bracken had made his charge again, stern, scowling General McNaughton exploded with lyric wrath:

"John Bracken's gross exaggeration was quickly snatched up and re-exaggerated. The Germans used it ... and it was spread among our friends as well as among our enemies. The U.S. Senate was told that between 15,000 and 18,000 Canadian troops had thrown their...

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