Canada at War: The Chief Steps Down


Canada's first soldier stepped down last week. Lieut. General Andrew George Latta McNaughton, commander in chief of the Canadians overseas, resigned.

The reason 56-year-old Soldier-Scientist McNaughton gave was his own ill health. There was no doubt that tousle-haired General McNaughton was ailing and needed a rest. But in Ottawa McNaughton's resignation had been an off-again, on-again rumor for months, and for reasons that had nothing to do with health.

The Idea of Unity. One was that McNaughton, who had built up the first army structurally entitled to the name in Canadian history,...

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