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A Lackluster Victory

Type: Document

The Canadian government's military campaign against the North West Rebellion exposed the weaknesses of the mobilization system and the logistics needed to support a contingent in the field.

Site: National Defence

Canadian Government Mobilization

Type: Document

With improvements in transportation brought about by the transcontinental railway, the government’s response to the 1885 North West Rebellion was different from that of the 1870 Red River Rebellion. Major-General Frederick Middleton was able to move over 8,000 militia by rail to the region within a few weeks and form three columns at Qu'Appelle, Swift Current and Calgary.

Site: National Defence

The Canadians Arrive in South Africa

Type: Document

The Canadian contingent was hastily sent to South Africa with little training, equipment or organization. It took over two and a half months of training before the British decided to use them in battle to relieve the Town of Kimberley.

Site: National Defence