William Lyon Mackenzie King: Dreams and Shadows (Quest Biography)
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Mackenzie King (1874-1950) was Canadas tenth and longest serving prime minister and an important figure on the international scene, especially during the Second World War. This book provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of Mackenzie King.
Allied forces land on the Normandy beaches of France in the D-Day invasion on June 6; the Canadian army loses 5,000 men in the Battle of Normandy. Ralston resigns; retired General McNaughton, a favourite of King’s, replaces him as minister of defence; King announces that conscription is now necessary; thousands of Zombies are sent overseas. President Roosevelt of the U. S. dies and Harry S. Truman succeeds him. 1945 1945 Family Allowance legislation having been passed by the King government in the previous year, families with children sixteen years old and under begin to receive the “baby bonus” on July 1.
Just when I was beginning to earn enough to be able to help lift her burden substantially. ” King bade farewell to his brother and rushed to catch the train, thoughts flooding his brain. Dark and senseless the waves came, too fast and powerful to be stopped. My sister My big sister Dead. No children, no spouse. I have just said goodbye to my brother. My little brother. Ill as he is, he gathers strength in the loving arms of his wife and children. I am over forty. What sort of life will I find? What sort of end?
See Second World War Wriedt, Etta (spiritualist), 82, 88,96-160 York (Toronto), . 5, 8-10 , 22,143-145 Zombies (NRMA men), 119, 122, 124, 125, 162, 164.
King could be in on the ground floor. However, Harvard was also offering him a position as lecturer in political economics. What to do, what to do? A position with the civil service with the government of Canada or one in the halls of Harvard? I still have work to do, King thought, remembering his unfinished doctorate. He decided to decline Canada’s offer. 3 The Dream of My Life Gatineau Hills, Quebec Thanksgiving Day, 1900 “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun…” Bert Harper surveyed the autumn scene and quoted a few lines from Keats’s poem “To Autumn.
The day before, Ralston’s replacement, McNaughton, had admitted that despite the appeals he and King had made, he had not been able to find the 10,000 volunteers needed and had recommended that 16,000 NRMA be sent overseas almost at once. McNaughton also told King privately that the military chiefs of staff were prepared to resign if the measure was not enacted. King now wanted conscription. He wanted to announce the new plans to his closest supporters, his party, and then the cabinet, before telling the House of Commons and the Canadian people.