Canada: THE DOMINION: New G.G., New Status

Canada's new Governor General, Field Marshal Viscount Harold R.L.G. Alexander, was on his way.

The blue-eyed, saber-trim soldier closed his home in Berkshire; then, in London, with the help of extra coupons from the Board of Trade, he bought all the extra clothes he would need. He called on Queen Mary, lunched with George VI and Queen Elizabeth, stood in the rain to review Canadian troops. He was honored at a Savoy dinner, saw a son through a siege of mumps. He said his formal farewell to Great Britain when, at a Guildhall ceremony, he was made a Freeman of...

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