Lever une armée

Sir Robert Borden with Canadian Troops 1

The Film


Running Time
05 min 27 s

War Office Cinema Committee

The prime minister of Canada, Sir Robert Laird Borden, watches Canadian troops training. The men practise using their bayonets, doing hand-to-hand combat, putting on gas masks and fighting in the trenches. Borden also decorates four soldiers.

Pieces of History

Overseas Training in the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Gas Warfare

Canadian Small Arms of the First World War


Sir Robert Laird Borden Training to Jump with Bayonets, Witley 1918 Gas Mask Inspection Two Gas Mask-wearing Men with a Rifle

Other Materials

The Ross Rifle and other Small Arms in World War I

Sir Robert Borden

Teaching Materials

Gas Mask