Canada at War: THE DOMINION: Men Wanted

As never before, Canada needed men.

The Army was begging for them. Big newspaper advertisements challenged Canada's manhood: "You will never join the Victory Parade in Berlin by sitting in an easy chair." The Army's Recruiting Director, Brigadier James Mess, broadcast to Canadians still at home and fit for battle: "You . . . cannot hide behind a petticoat, whether it be your wife's or your mother's. . . ."

In Toronto, National Selective Service Director Arthur MacNamara told Canadian manufacturers that the armed forces would need 98,000 men in the next eight months. War industries needed 134,117 more workers (as of...

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