French, Sir John
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Some personal background of the speaker, and reminiscences of previous visits to Canada and Toronto. Remembering Sir Frederick Borden, Minister of Militia at the time the speaker knew him. The part played by the soldiers of Canada in the war. Recalling April 26, 1915, Ypres. Personal recollections of Canada's now Governor-General, Lord Byng of Vimy. Canada as the first overseas Dominion to take the field in France, quickly followed by the rest of the Empire. A word about the future. How the great war has impoverished every country. The necessity of practicing economy. Urging Canada to build on her self-confidence gained during the war.