The history of school cadets in the city of Winnipeg

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Green, Richard Collier
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This study undertakes to present the history of the cadet movement in the schools of the city of Winnipeg from its inception as a phase of school training in 1888 until the present time. It will endeavour to present its importance within the school system under differing ideologies and attitudes of the public and the governing bodies of the school system. Tentative findings pertaining to causes of increasing or waning influences and, therefore, changing emphasis will be sought and possibilities for the future examined. During the period in question Canada made her contribution to three wars - the Boer War, 1899-1902, involving the British Empire only; World War I, 1914-1918, and World War II, 1939-1945 which were of immediate concern to Canada; as to all peoples enjoying the privileges of democratic institutions. Each of these conflicts had an influence upon the establishment of the cadet movement in city schools, not only of the city of Winnipeg but of Canada as a whole, more especially those, the population of which was largely of Anglo-Saxon origin...