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Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King Voting in the Plebiscite of 1942
Photographer unknown, photograph, Ottawa, Ontario, April 27, 1942

After declaring war on Germany on September 10, 1939 with the promise that only volunteers would serve overseas, the federal government, led by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King, held a plebiscite in April 1942 asking Canadians to release it from the promise.

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