The decade preceding World War II remains
deeply etched in our collective memory as
an era of social and economic hardships;
those "hard times" will prove
to be a breeding ground of extremist movements.
Throughout Canada’s huge territory,
eleven million people through the press
and radio witness the political events that
are destabilizing Europe.
Unemployment and hunger prey on everybody’s
mind; memories of the military feats from
the Great War fade away as the Depression
settles in. Most Canadians want peace but
they cannot remain indifferent as dictatorships
spread their shadow over Europe. United,
Canadians will once again rise to defend
democracy and freedom and help allied countries
fight Nazi aggression.