Americans who did not wait: the American Legion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1915-1917

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This study examines the five American Legion battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force formed in 1915 specifically to recruit American volunteers for the Canadian overseas contingent of the First World War. This study reviews the organization of Canada's militia and Anglo-American relations before examining the formation of the American Legion, the background of its men, and the diplomatic repercussions it sparked.

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Smylie, Eric (Eric Paul) May 1996.

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This study examines the five American Legion battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force formed in 1915 specifically to recruit American volunteers for the Canadian overseas contingent of the First World War. This study reviews the organization of Canada's militia and Anglo-American relations before examining the formation of the American Legion, the background of its men, and the diplomatic repercussions it sparked.

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Smylie, Eric (Eric Paul). Americans who did not wait: the American Legion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1915-1917, dissertation, May 1996; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332591/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .