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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE BRITISH THE GARDEN OF EDEN i 1 WAR PICTURES PROM BRITISH AND EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL Crown Copyright Reserved 1 Turkish pruonew under British escort mwcbing through 2 London Scottish marching through a captured city in 3 Scenes on the SakartuUn Baghax road over the Jibel in 4 Turkish booby Table spread to invite the unwary to Had the invitation been accepted thrguesto would have been blown sky i 5 An eighteenpounder in action on the Mesopotamia 6 Indian first line transport in 7 An advanced water post in 8 Indian troops at advanced line of captured Turkish 9 A transport crossing the Diala 10 A heavy gun in action in British and Canadians in O automatically comes finish been signed between Canada and the United who was given leave of absence from the to take an active and leading has in rccog of which nature has blessed your won l as a ss part been in this a in to fe nition of his has recently been addressing a series ofmeetings in the Middle with very notable results in the shape His explanation of the treaty and of the work of the Mission have been widely quoted in the United States and are reproduced here Before the United States entered the and while you were a neu tral It was illegal under the provisions of your Criminal Code for any of the allied nations to recruit their citizens resident United States for military I am not committing any breach ot confidence now in saying that In spite of this provision certain Britishers were en listed in the United States and went forward to as you some oversealous persons in San Francisco were imprisoned for breach of the law but were released after the United States entered the Very shortly after the United States entered the the Criminal Code was amended so as to give the Secretary of War the right to Issue a permit to properly accredited com missions of any of the alliea coun tries to into States and recruit their citizens for mili tary and It was under a per mit of that kind that the British and Canadian Recruiting Mission came here in and re cruiting Britons and Canadians since that When this Mission was the Information available from your last census Indicated that there were about Britons and Canadians resident in United your called upon all men between 21 and irrespective of to tho returns showed that 000 Britons and Canadians were In cluded in tho ten million men who and the names and ad dresses of thesa men were given us hy the Draft Boards and carefully card indexed by The military age In Britain and Canada is from 18 to so it is safe to assume that if we add to the between 21 and who register those Between 18 and 21 and the flag that has protected of these men are living in your midst and have not responded to the call of tne country of their na say Great Britain and Canada caat reach us because we are in the United States and Uncle Sam cant get us we are Britons or so why should we this treaty was entered into to meet that situ ation and are going to be given everyreMvn Ao This treaty is really an historical It is true that a treaty on offices with officers and noncommis siofied officers who hrve been on active and most of them have been We brought military units with bandsfrom Can We covered the country with posters have sent appeals through the mails on three different have carried advertise ments In the papers and held public meet inns and recruiting rallies Canada these cases being dealt with I by the American Ambassador in Engl and the American Consul1 General in You there1 see that the treaty is reciprocal and perfectly fair In Its I Is going to happen to I the Britons and Canadians wno have volunteered or been when midnight strikes on September 28th next I will tell you From that date and for all time thereafter they and their children and grand children after them will be branded in the eyes of the world as men with out a duty shirkers and who would not respond to the agonizing appeal for help from the country oe their birth and and who had to be turned over through the provisions of a treaty to the country of their residence to be forcefully made to do their and our sincere hope Is that early in the morning of Septem ber Uncle Sam will take every one of these Britons and Canadians bythe back of the neck and march them down the street to the nearest military Why am 1 justified in saying these hard things I look back sacrifice made by Britain and Canada during the past four years and the lavish way in which Britons and Canadians have shed their blood in the and then 1 look on these Britons and Can adians here who have made no sacrl J flee have enjoyed peace and high wages and comfortable and I ask you is it fair that while your boys are going to the front as volunteers or under draft regulations thesa British and Canadian slackers shall he allowed to sit in peace and fill the positions made vacant by the departure your and to act as If the country of their birth vas no call on their services in its desperate need is there any Englishman within sound of my voice after the 28th of September will ever again prevume to call himself an English man and thus attempt to share in the standing given that name throughout the world hy those Eng lish regiments that have fought when they stood outnumbered fifty to one until they died Can any Scotchman ever claim kinship with the land of the knowing that the glens of Scotland are depleted of men up to fifty years of age to relnforce those Kilted bat talions of the British in as in every other liaveljcen foremost in the fight yty K without end all for the purpose JH there any Welshman who can tose ewee the urront Appeal of Great j hope to face the hills of Wales anil and WR arc safe in saying nal i Britain and Canada to their citizens claim citixenship with men from there were Britons and lines was entered Into a short hills und valleys under the dians of military age in the unlteQ time ago between Great I badke of the aro fighting in and these are the men i we Ruasia but it has re France have been trying toreacn uirouDn tn hintorv Can an Scotchman ever aain claim h 1 1Tanee ana uui n have been trying toreach through hjs war to mftke of treaties between the Recruiting jintho Now let me tell you what have the provlKlons been able to do through the whjch Rizens ot one ing Mission ftlnre it was in another amed opened recruiting dfinots j country be forced tr do military the main from of the of to the 1acihc We rfsM inBtead of In that ol resident in tho United States to coiue o forward and meet the agonizing need provides that a period of the covintriPB of their yrtu ror men to win the war Vhat been the result Fourteen of concentraUd eftort ana Ins induced 60 000 Canadians to volunteer up to Of WP hivc laya ia graDted during which tbs grul in the Thatperiod t on September Rixly dsava froru the date o tne treaty on Of WP hivc or Canadian ablo to accept and to who volujUesrs during that period armiea about lu Elven a certificate If ho is mpiit ago that thrre fouml mdoally artd this certifl I i lions and f faft for an ox d will be exchanged fo l cinpMnn Issued Awlmssador at Wa by the urpoe nt iiealin Mtn veroenlzei It is for tin Ihisi has ei tertd Why did tneer Uritons and Cana dians roinn to the Inlled Can any Scotchman ever again claim the wrongs claimed by pre sume to class himself with tin men of the British tho Counaught the the Inneskil und those other units of the fighting Irish Is there any Canadian utter the 28th of will presume to head north and that imaginary boundary separating Canada from tho United States and hope that fliey will bo any welcome for him and that he will be allowed to share In the name now known throughout the world as signifying citizenship in a country that volun tarily wffwt three thousand miles to and on many a bloody battle field proved that the name designated a virile nationality I have endeavored to put the posi tion of Britons and Canadians in the i AnilmSSGUOI at uom nun ill iiinuua for nr tiMllnr witn be recognized United States clearly before them and large have to jfe he states as must leave the final decislpn to nnd to ihMv CKII inai must decide whethor thev are r ji i V Vj i the holder from military Provision Is also made for ex mptlnn during the sixty day period romo to the 1 ni h fhe for came they tho ught the I out speci rhey came they tho ug e out u orportunltlrs were Imttri thdr praqtlcally similar pro at You then iyou j regarding American Great Britain and They must decide whethor they are going to play a mans part or be for ever earmarked as men without a country and absolutely in the red blood that we are justified in say ing Is rnrognized throughout the world as iff fy gSk VJ ;