Thursday, 18 April 2013
Mackenzie King and the Conscription
One reason the Mackenzie King and the Conscription was my favorite documentary to watch is how Mackenzie King tried to keep the French Canadians happy by not using conscription to get soldiers into WWII. In the end Mackenzie King had no choice but to use conscription forcing thousands of soldiers to enlist at the age of 18.
Another reason is when Mackenize King forced the Conscription law that all males at the age of 18 must go to war in which lead to the minister of defense James Layton Ralston being forced by King to resign. Then King assignied Andrew McNaughton who failed to get soldiers to volunteer in the war against Nazi Germany.