From the very beginning of the war, brave Canadians enlisted for a variety of reasons: from patriotism and a desire to travel, to a passion for Europe. However, vast recruitment campaigns were quickly set up to meet the needs of Canadian regiments.
Have students take a look at real WWI recruitment posters and then design their own after reflecting on the diverse motivations for enlisting. Find examples of recruitment posters in our interactive virtual exhibition here. Additional examples can be found in our optional PowerPoint presentation. Numerous other examples can be found here, or with a simple Google Images search.
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