Memorandum [Concerning Japanese Canadian Enlistment]

Memorandum [Concerning Japanese Canadian Enlistment]


Title Proper RG2 A-5-B REEL C-04874 FILE D ITEM 1
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This item contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This item is a memoranda, dated 30 April 1942, concerning Japanese Canadian enlistment produced by the Chief of General Staff, the Adjutant-General, the Master General of the Ordinance, and the Quartermaster General; this item expresses the racist perspectives of these individuals.
Name of creator
Canada. Privy Council Office created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
The digitization level of this record is unknown.



Memorandum [Concerning Japanese Canadian Enlistment]
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