Canadian Song of the Great War

Johnny Canuck/Good Luck to the Boys of the Allies was one of the most popular songs of the First World War. It could well have been played across Toronto on the night of 31 October 1915 at a special recruiting night held in 10 theatres. The programs featured short films, guest speakers, veterans from the front and live performances of the music of the time.

For more on the story, watch for “A Night at the Pictures, 1915”, in the upcoming Spring issue of The Maple Leaf.

About David Fuller

Writer, historian and baseball guy. Also managing editor of the branch magazine, The Maple Leaf
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