Agricultural Conditions During the War | Source: Hopkins, J. C. (1918). Canadian annual review war series – 1917. Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review Ltd. | A 17 page extract that looks at agricultural conditions in Canada.
Canadian Industry in the war: Munitions, Shipping, and Fuel | Source: Hopkins, J. Castell. (1918). Canadian annual review war series – 1917. Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review Ltd. | An 11-page extract that provides a detailed account (with figures and statistics) of the War Industry in Canada. “The exports of Canadian manufactured goods in the fiscal year 1914 totalled $57,000,000 and in 1917 $477,000,000. During this period the manufacturers of Canada had to suffer from higher prices in raw material far beyond the normal upward movement of the preceding 25 years which ran at about 2 1/2%.”
Canadian Labour and the War | Source: Hopkins, J. C. (1918). Canadian annual review war series – 1917. Toronto: The Canadian Annual Review Ltd. | A 9 page excerpt that explores issues in Canadian Labour.
Making the Guns and Shells | Source: Cavers, Lieutentant C.W. (1917). Making the Guns and Shells: A Visit to an Armament and Munitions Works in the North of England. In Canadian War Records Office. (Ed.), Canada in khaki no. 2: A tribute to the officers and men now serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Vol. 2, pp. 164-165). London: The Pictorial Newspaper Co. (1910) Ltd. | A 2-page article in a propaganda magazine that relates a story of a trip made by a party of Canadian officers to a munitions works in England.
Munitions Production in Canada | Source: Canada. (1921). Canada’s part in the Great War (3 ed.). Ottawa: Department of External Affairs, The Information Branch. | A 5-page excerpt which provides a concise, but detailed accounting of the munitions and materials exported from Canada during the war. It also provides an account of the Shell Committee and the Imperial Munitions Board.
Second line of Offence | Source: Russell Motor Car, Company. (1917). The second line of offence. Toronto; Montreal: Southam press, limited. | A 90-page book/brochure celebrating the munitions manufacturing at the Russell Motor Car Company. Filled with pictures of munitions manufacturing and the factory workers (many of whom were women). Bookmarks have been added to allow for quick navigation.
Shell and Fuse Scandals | Source: National Liberal Federation of Canada, Central Information Office. (1917). Shell and fuse scandals a million dollar rake-off taken from the government records. Ottawa: Central Liberal Information Office. | A 12-page pamphlet that provides details regarding the scandals surrounding the manufacturing of shells and fuses in Canada and the war profiteering that occurred. “For a time after the Shell Committee had been appointed little was known publicly of its operations. Not many months had elapsed, however, before it became common talk that enormous and excessive profits were being made by a few favoured firms in the manufacture of shells.”
Shipbuilding in Canada 1914-1919 | Source: Canada. (1921). Canada’s part in the Great War (3 ed.). Ottawa: Department of External Affairs, The Information Branch. | About 1 page of text that describes shipbuilding undertaken in Canada during the war. “In shipbuilding Canada has a splendid war record. Nearly 1,000 vessels of one kind or another were turned out for the various allied governments, these including steel and wooden freighters, submarines, coastal partol boats, lighters, drifters, etc. During the war period not only was wooden shipbuilding revived but the steel shipbuilding industry was placed firmly on its feet…”
The Civilian War Effort | Source: Duncan-Clark, Samuel John, & Wallace, W. Stewart. (1919). Pictorial history of the great war. Toronto: Clark. | A 5-page extract that allows the reader to view what was seen as significant about the “Home Front” immediately after the war. “There was a home front as well as a front in France and Flanders; and the one was hardly less important than the other. If the efforts of the Canadian soldiers overseas had not been loyally seconded by the civilian war effort at home, the story of Canada’s part in the war might be very different from what it is.”
War Stimulus of Industry | Source: Borden, Robert Laird, & Hurd, Percy. (1917). The war and the future. Being a narrative compiled from speeches delivered at various periods of the war in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain, with an introductory letter to the compiler, Percy Hurd. London,: Hodder and Stoughton. | A 4-page speech given by Sir Robert Borden regarding the production in Canada of munitions for the war. “This is a war in which applied science and the mechanical arts are relied on to a greater extent than in any previous war. It became necessary to organise not only regiments but the industrial resources of the country. “When the Minister of Militia was asked by the Imperial Government in August, 1914, to place a certain order for shells urgently required by the War Office, he concluded that they could be produced as effectively and expeditiously in Canada as elsewhere….”