Canada at War: THE SERVICES: Missing Men

The greatest man hunt in Canada's history was on. The quarry were the thousands of soldiers who had deserted to avoid overseas combat (TIME, Jan. 29).

In hotels, trains and stations, and on the streets of every city, Army provost officers (military police), Mounties and civilian police halted and questioned uniformed men. Squads raided poolrooms and bowling alleys. At the border, customs officials refused transit to men who did not have mobilization-board permits to leave the country (some deserters were known to be in the U.S. Northwest). By listing desertion penalties, Government-sponsored...

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