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Introduction ANC-C68841 Guelph02 19760203047 MP-1977.76.138 ANC-C116588 MP-1981.160.258 4597 II-218738


During World War One, the government and the military were very influential in the recruiting aspect of the war. They were most interested in young men over the age 18 with no wife or immediate family. On March second, 1916, the Military Service Act was passed forcing young, single men to join the war. Some men and women willingly became a part of the Canadian military throughout the war, while their families were opposed to their decision. This tour is divided into three sections. The three sections highlight the three main reasons why men and women enlisted in the war.