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

Description: 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.
Date: May 1996
Creator: Smylie, Eric (Eric Paul)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Americans Who Would Not Wait: The American Legion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1915-1917

Description: This dissertation examines the five battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force designated as the American Legion. Authorized in Canada between 1915 and 1917, these units were formed to recruit volunteers from the United States to serve in the Canadian Overseas Contingent during the First World War. This work reviews the organization of Canada’s militia and the history of Anglo-American relations before examining the Canadian war effort, the formation of the American Legion, the background of its men, and the diplomatic, political, and constitutional questions that it raised. Much of the research focuses on the internal documents of its individual battalions (the 97th, 211th, 212th, 213th and 237th) and the papers of Reverend Charles Bullock now housed at the Public Archives of Canada. Documentation for the diplomatic furor the American Legion caused comes largely through the published diplomatic documents, British Foreign Office records held at the Public Record Office at Kew, and United States Department of State files at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. The most useful sources for American Legion correspondence are the Beaverbrook papers held at the House of Lords Record Office, the papers of Canadian Prime Minister Sir Robert Laird Borden, and those of the Governor-General, the Duke of Connaught found in the Public Archives of Canada. During its brief existence the American Legion precipitated diplomatic and political problems in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Dominion of Canada. Among the issues raised by the controversy surrounding the American Legion were: the relationship between the dominion government in Canada and the British government; the structural problems of imperial communications; the rise of a Canadian national identity and the desire for greater autonomy; and, the nature of citizenship and expatriation. This dissertation is also a long overdue account of the thousands of United States citizens ...
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Date: August 2012
Creator: Smylie, Eric Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries

[American Legion banner]

Description: Photograph of a banner or flag for the American Legion of Fort Worth, TX. Lying on top of the flag is a paper depicting a cityscape and a man with the text, "Appreciate your America for God and Country."
Date: December 2, 1950
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[American Legion flag]

Description: Photograph of a banner or flag for the American Legion of Fort Worth, TX. Lying on top of the flag is a paper depicting a cityscape and a man with the text, "Appreciate your America for God and Country."
Date: December 2, 1950
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

U.S. Periods of War

Description: Many wars or conflicts in U.S. history have federally designated "periods of war," dates marking their beginning and ending. These dates are important for qualification for certain veterans' pension or disability benefits. This report lists the beginning and ending dates for "periods of war" found in Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It also lists and differentiates other beginning dates given in declarations of war, as well as termination of hostilities' dates and armistice and ending dates given in proclamations, laws, or treaties.
Date: August 19, 2008
Creator: Torreon, Barbara Salazar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Periods of War

Description: Many wars or conflicts in U.S. history have federally designated "periods of war," dates marking their beginning and ending. This report lists the beginning and ending dates for "periods of war" found in Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It also lists and differentiates other beginning dates given in declarations of war, as well as termination of hostilities dates and armistice and ending dates given in proclamations, laws, or treaties.
Date: September 14, 2010
Creator: Torreon, Barbara Salazar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: American legionairre]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Daniel F. Foley, National Commander of the American Legion, visiting Dallas to address the Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Advertising League, as the American Legion planned to hold its yearly conference in the city.
Date: January 12, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: National Legion chief]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the national president of the American Legion, W. C. Daniel, arriving in Fort Worth for a tour of Texas.
Date: March 18, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: ROTC]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the entire cadet corps of all Fort Worth high school ROTC units being reviewed at Farrington Field by ROTC and American Legion commanders and Fort Worth school superintendent Moore.
Date: April 26, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Police cyclists welcomed home]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Fort Worth's American Legion Police Post Motorcycle Drill team being welcomed home from a convention in Washington.
Date: September 3, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Legion parade]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an American Legion parade in Fort Worth.
Date: August 1, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Legion recovers stolen cannon]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a stolen cannon being recovered and returned to the John Law and Joe Smart American Legion Post in Dallas.
Date: May 25, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: American Legion]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an American Legion parade in downtown Dallas, Texas.
Date: August 3, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Motorcycle drill team]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Fort Worth's American Legion Police Post 239 Motorcycle Precision Drill team obtaining a new mascot, 8-year-old Claude Salicas.
Date: April 28, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Donuts for patients]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the American Legion buying donuts for patients at the U.S. Public Health Services Hospital in Fort Worth.
Date: July 21, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Flag burning]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Grand Prairie Legionaires having a parade that culminated in the cremation of the city's worn out American flags.
Date: September 18, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Sick priest]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the hospitalized Reverend Joseph Nagy receiving a citation of merit from the American Legion for his work with Hungarian refugees.
Date: February 9, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections