Borden knew the war could not be won without reinforcements and so he decided to pass the conscription bill. (Cruxton and Wilson, 118). In 1940, though Mackenzie King had promised no conscription, he passed the national resources mobilization act—this was conscription but only to protect Canada at home. But as war continued Mackenzie King was asked to send additional troops and just like in 1917 most volunteers were English, not French-Canadian. The English-Canadians sought after full conscription like Britain and the United States, while the French-Canadians still did not want any form of conscription.
Society dos not want to be lied to, all they want is the true facts and actual reason behind the wars we send our soldiers into. Like in George Orwell’s, 1984, there is a war going on between Oceania and Eurasia, it is later depicted that it is between Oceania and Eastasia. Nobody in Oceania knows who they are actually fighting. This enhances the idea that the government in society today doesn’t want to give the real reason why they go to war with another country. This disconnection between the government and society shouldn’t be happening because we should know why we have to send our loved ones out to another country to fight for a “cause” that the government thinks is right.
Source 4 is a piece of text written by Haig in June 1916, just before the battle of the Somme began; “The nation must be taught to bear losses. No amount of skill on the part of the higher commanders, no training, however good, on the part of the officers and men, no superiority of arms and ammunition, however great, will enable victories to be won without the sacrifice of men’s lives. The nation must be prepared to see heavy casualty lists.” This quotation from Haig is primary evidence of him stating to the nation that he knows that men will die as a result of an attack and that no amount of preparation can prevent this. It is perhaps a fair thing to say as death in war is inevitable, but is it still reasonable to the extent of 620,000 men lost by the allies alone? Haig wrote this extract a month before the first
Thirdly, how Canada refuses to help. First of all, the reason why Canada shouldn’t be proud is that they start the conscription again which they forced people to fight in war and they have already promise not to introduce anymore. In 1939 Prime Minister Mackenzie King, assureds of the opposition of French-speaking Quebec to conscription in the First World War, promised that there would not be conscription for overseas
With each new mountain we cross another land lies waiting for us to conquer. So far every new “country” this word I learned from an older solider, we find it falls due to the might and cunning of our generals much loot has been plundered and many fortresses lay in ruin by our fell hands, but now I feel as though the teachings of Buddha has been lost to me forever for each new land I cross the more lives I have taken many of the men do not feel this pain they live only for the next day the next battle or there inevitable death how can men live like this I do not
Not only are we facing a uniquely shadowy enemy, one committed to inflicting mass civilian casualties on U.S. soil. But for the first time in our history we are entering a war of significant size and probable duration (administration officials have said it may last for "years") without drafting young men to fight the threat. Not only are we not drafting our young men. We are not even planning to draft them. Elected leaders are not even talking about the possibility of
However, he then clearly tells the nation that “if the dictators are ready to make war upon us, they will not wait for an act of war on our part.” Sensing the seemingly inevitable involvement in the war, he tells Americans that “we must all prepare to make the sacrifices that the emergency demands”, meaning that we must be militarily prepared for anything, and that the nation must be mentally prepared to make significant sacrifices. Democracy, Roosevelt explains, must be defended at any cost. He reminds the world that the pillars of democracy are worth fighting
Douglas Haig was leading the British, and was a very stubborn leader. Haig’s tactics were for the British to simply walk over to the German trenches. After the first day there were 60 000 casualties. Haig being the stubborn leader that he was did not change the tactics at all after losing all these men. Other then the fact that the British had an awful tactic, they did not have the right weaponry.
Shackleton had to start looking for men and a ship. It was a hard task for Shackleton to recruit men so he put up posters that read, “Men Wanted: For Hazardous Journey. Small Wages, Bitter Cold, Long Months Of Complete Darkness, Constant Danger, Safe Return Doubtful. Honour and Recognition In Case Of Success.” Shackleton found himself later recruiting, owning a ship (which he called the Endurance) and preparing for departure but funding was becoming a problem and on top of that, the brink of a war was starting. Shackleton was ready but he decided that if his country needed him in war, he would give all of his resources to their need.
The major issue today is the economy. Since the American economy currently has a stock-market crisis, we are bound to have one in the near future. All Canadian citizens are responsible for choosing their leaders, keeping in mind the issues that affect them, namely foreign policy, the environment, and the economy. The Canadian soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan need to be brought home, as our current foreign policy is not effective. We are losing numerous troops due to continual terrorist resistance, and we have to change our tactics to suit the circumstances.