The Sons of the Fathers

"The news was received with quiet resignation. There was little of the patriotic fervour of August, 1914. No longer were there illusions about the glories of battle. In full knowledge of the possibilities, the sons of the fathers reported in. That first month over 60,000 men volunteered for the armed forces. They were the patriots, the adventurers, those who despised tyranny, those who were hungry, but in common they had the courage to lay their lives on the line."

          - Canada at War, Part 1: "Dusk", NFB, 1962