CANADA: Spirit Up

Canada had been at war for 27 months, the U.S. for a week. But a single week had been enough to raise Canadian war spirit to new heights. No longer was Canada 3,000 miles from the war fronts; no longer was her nearest neighbor a neutral. Instead, the threat of war action had reached to Canada's own west coast.

In the first days of the Pacific War the Canadian west coast was as jittery as California (see p. 11). Police rounded up "a fair number" of the 24,000 Japanese on the coast, while Naval authorities decommissioned 1,000 Japanese fishing boats by...

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