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Old Contemptibles Association in Canada

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Old Contemptibles Association in Canada

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When war broke out in Europe in August 1914, the first British expeditionary force to France consisted of about 83,000, including approximately 10,000 British reservists living in Canada. Kaiser Wilhelm apparently referred to them as "that contemptible little army". Membership in the association was restricted to members of the British Army who served within the range of the enemy's mobile artillery between August 5 and November 22, 1914. The Vancouver and District Old Contemptibles disbanded in 1958.


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