October 8, 2020
On June 10, 1918 the 18th Battalion was engaged in the Arras sector. On that date the War Diary relates its activities, but that entry does not reflect what may be a singular historical moment in Canadian military history: the death of one of the first, if not the first, Canadian conscript who was conscripted under the Military Service Act, 1917.
Popular culture regarded men who were conscripted into the armed forces as cowards because they didn’t volunteer to fight, but in his new book Reluctant Warriors, retired Colonel Patrick Dennis looks at the significant contribution Canadian conscripts made during the Great War. He joins John to discuss.
May 23, 2018
Col. Patrick Dennis delivered a most interesting and unique historical documentation of "Conscripts" in the First World War
Pg. 13, April 2018
An excerpt from Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great War
(Volume 24, Issue 10)