The Defence Question in the British Colonies, with Emphasis on 1859-1914

The Defence Question in the British Colonies, with Emphasis on 1859-1914

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... aroused the Canadians to a realization of the need of strengthening their defence. In the reorganization the needs of the empire as a whole c were considered and the recommendations of the defence Commission of 1898 were included in the general plan for improving the imperial defence system. In Australia the colonists at first assumed an at suppression cost the Dominion forces 26 killed and 103 wounded and the total expenditures up to April 30,1886, were $4,451,584.38. See S.4.Es.ECS, 1886, vol.V, No. 3a; P.3sS, Can. Senate, 1885, I, p.524. The French-Canadians sympathized with their co-religionists in the west and showed little enthusiasm for the cause of Canada. EstSiSS Can. E.of C, 1885, II, 888,1678; Goldwm Smith, RgffiinigSSfioes Arnold HalLltain (New York,1911), p.455. 7DsfcaiS Can.Senate, 1886, p.666; Qan, aia-aDd_It-P.r.o.yn.c.2S, VII, pp.430-435. The general opinion seems to have been that Canada was safe from foreign attacks after the disputes between the United States and the British empire had been settled by the Treaty of Washington,1871. 2QminiQn-2stsiss,1872, . III, pp.1030,1035. Although 8-900,000 men were liable to military service with an active force of 35-40,000 men, only about 10,000, the city corps, received some training every year, the rural militia about 27,000 strong, drilled only 8-12 days every second or every third year, and substitutes often filled the ranks until 1896. See P.P., 1887, vol.LVI, C.-5091, p. 273; figbalgs, Can. H. of C, 1877, pp. 1350,1351; 1882, p.860; 188?, I, pp.532,533; 1887, II, p. 762; 1890,1, 1324-132P; 1896, second session, 556-560; C.Sjala.aai.itS-ECSYiQSSS, VII, pp.428,429; and Goldwin Smith in more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236929691
  • 9781236929693