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MORTON, Desmond. Fight Or Pay : Soldiers' Families in the Great War. Vancouver: UBC Press, (2004). Uncorrected Proof. Pp. (7),[viii]-xvii,(3),-326,(6), + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated blackand grey card covers with black and grey lettering to front cover and spin e. Volume 6 in the Studies in Canadian Military History series. "Characterized by the brutality of trench warfare, the First World War is remembered largely for the immense sacrifice of life and limb that Canadian soldiers made. In 'Fight or Pay', Desmond Morton turns to the stories of those who paid in other ways: the wives, mothers, and families left behind when soldierswent to war. Aware that the recruiting effort might fail if men were force d to choose between their families and the front, the Canadian government and its wealthy backers introduced the Canadian Patriotic Fund. Charged withsupport of soldiers' loved ones, the Patriotic and its volunteers set out to transform them into a middle-class model of frugality and self-denial, and the Militia Department determined which dependants a soldier would support. Suddenly, the state and private philanthropists were managing family decisions that had never been their business before. An incisive, humane lookat the beginning of a social welfare system that Canadians have come to th ink of as intrinsic to citizenship, 'Fight or Pay' is a compelling additionto the landscape of Canadian history." - from the rear cover. Very good. 2 0.00
Title: Fight Or Pay : Soldiers' Families in the Great War. Proof Paperback.
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