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CANADA OFFERS 300,000 MEN, IF NECESSARY.

I Sii- Rnlii'tl liorden. speaking at the i Fmpirp and Canadian Club on December [',, said thai nil August 1 Ji<- sent the British (oiveromeut a secret telegram announcine Canada's desire to send an expeditionary force if war should ensue. The oiler was not accepted until the (itli. meanwhile, had heyim. and within six weeks .T">,000 men had been made ready to embark.

Preparations, were then made, to raise another 00.000, which was recently increased to .50,000. ami as soon us each contingent -went forward a correspondine; number of men would be enlisted to take its place. 'Die Press had mentioned 100,(XXI as the number of Canadians under arms at liome and abroad. " L prefer." Sir Robert ,«n-id, '" to namo tio figures. If the preservation of our Kmpire demands twice or thiiee that number we shall ask for them, arid 1 know Canada will answer the fall, fl.oud cheers.) There can bo but one issue to this war. I don't expect it to be a speedy issue. I have reason to -know that the results hitherto attained have been all that, were anticipated by the Allies, but. so far as can be seen, there i, ;i hmg struck' beiore us." —lieut«r.

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CANADA OFFERS 300,000 MEN, IF NECESSARY., Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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CANADA OFFERS 300,000 MEN, IF NECESSARY. Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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