The Canadian Ninetieth Winnipig Rifles on the march from their training camp at Valcartier
Valcartier Camp, at that time the largest practice encampment ever established in North-America, lay eighteen miles north of Quebec.
Many of Canada's soldiers were veterans of the British army. Some saw service in South-Africa, the others were farmer's sons or young business men from the cities. Ten weeks after the start of the war the first 33,000 Canadian soldiers disembarked at Plymouth, England, with many more to follow.
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