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Governor General of Canada Reviews Troops

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught is the third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He was appointed as Governor General of Canada in 1911 by his nephew King George V to replace the Earl Grey as viceroy. Given his military service, the selection of Arthur proved to be useful once hostilities broke out in Europe. Canada has already formed and deployed an infantry regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry named after the Duke of Connaught’s daughter.

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On February 15, 1915 Governor General Duke of Connaught reviewed the troops in Winnepeg, Manitoba. An enthusiastic crowd has turned out that was controlled by police in long fur coats and hats.

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