John’s Believe It Or Not… July 24th

* 1917 – Borden’s union government passes Military Service Bill (Conscription Act). * 1911 Machu Picchu discovered. * 1901 O. Henry is released from prison. * 1982 “Eye Of The Tiger” from Rocky III tops the U.S. pop charts. * 1998 Saving Private Ryan opens in theaters

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* 1917 – Borden’s union government passes Military Service Bill (Conscription Act).

The Military Service Act of 1917 was a controversial law allowing the conscription of Canadian men for service in the final years of the First World War. Although politically explosive, the Act had questionable military value: only 24,132 conscripted men made it to the battlefields of the Western Front, compared to the more than 400,000 who volunteered throughout the war. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… July 24th”

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