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PATRIOTISM AND ALLEGIANCES OF THE 22nd (FRENCH CANADIAN BATTALION, 1914–1918

Raphaël Dallaire Ferland
Raphaël Dallaire Ferland
Abstract :

On 27 April 1916, Major Georges P. Vanier, who at the time was in the trenches at St-Éloi with the 22nd (French Canadian) Battalion, wrote in his diary: “On my 28th birthday, the newspapers are reporting a revolt in Dublin. Regrettable….” For the Irish, 1916 was the year of the Easter Rising, in which intellectuals encouraged the people to oppose British authority, expressed their fear of conscription, and called for Ireland’s independence. For the 22nd Battalion, 1916 was the year of the Battle of Courcelette. That battle would make the military reputation of the battalion, which was acting “… for the honour of all French Canadians [translation].”1  The nationalisms2 of two peoples who had so much in common would, that year in Europe, take opposite directions: while the Irish rebels were fighting for the right not to go to war as part of the British Empire, the 22nd Battalion was fighting as part of a quest for recognition within that same empire and its colonial army, the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).

This article, which is primarily based on an analysis of war diaries, explores the patriotic sentiment and the allegiances within the 22nd Battalion, the only French-Canadian unit deployed to the front during the First World War. How did the Van Doos (the English nickname for the 22nd Battalion, and later, the Royal 22e Régiment; from the French for 22, “vingt-deux”) feel about their homeland, Canada; their adopted mother country, Britain; their mother country, France; and their French-Canadian nation?

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PATRIOTISM AND ALLEGIANCES OF THE 22nd (FRENCH CANADIAN BATTALION, 1914–1918

Date Deposited : 08 Apr 2015 11:04

Last Modified : 08 Apr 2015 11:04

Official URL: http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/arc/index-eng.asp

Volume 13, Number 1, - 2013

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