Susanna McLeod

Susanna McLeod

Glimpses of Canadian History : Email: Scribbles@cogeco.ca

Archive for August 2014

Sir Sam Hughes, WWI Minister of Militia and Defense… and Rogue

Canada needed troops for WWI, and needed them soon.  A great promoter, Samuel Hughes enlisted a substantial number of soldiers for duty in a short time.   But Hughes was also a rogue.  He and the Prime Minister sharply disagreed on policies, and then Jughes resigned. Samuel Hughes was a military man at heart. Born into… (read more)