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In James W St G Walkers article Race and Recruitment in World War I Enlistment of Visible Minorities in the Canadian Expeditionary Force he demonstrates the racist policies evident in Canadian society during World War One These policies affected the ability minorities had to contribute to the war effort In Tim Cooks article He was determined to go Underage Soldiers in the Canadian Expeditionary Force he evaluates the enlistment of underage soldiers their performance in the trenches their removal by intervening parents and age rules and the impact of their deaths on the Canadian home front Both authors use primary sources to analyse the motivations that prompted minorities and underage soldiers to enlist Secondary sources provided each one a context of war to help identify the experiences of those on the home front and on the front lines Both articles present evidence about those enlisted in the CEF while thousands of underage boys enlisted without difficulty visible minorities up until 1917 had little to no chance of being recruited These two articles that show the different aspects of Canadian society during World War One that allows us a glimpse at why soldiers enlisted the barriers they faced and how their experiences reflect upon Canadian society following the warWalker describes the racial prejudice that was present in Canadian society during World War One by looking at the Canadian policies and attitudes towards the minority groups He finds that the perception of World War One as a white mans war was constructed by the Allied forces and embraced by the majority of white Canadians In the early years of the war the supply of volunteers exceeded the demand and the rejection of minorities was a regular practice Walker shows that in the latter months of 1917 when the enlistment rates dwindled the recruitment of minorities was encouraged but within strict limitations In addition the response of the minorities towards rejection displayed their loyalty self-confidence and
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