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"Then, with an escort of the city regiments and bands, the march to the ship began, through streets so crowded it was difficult to force a way. The citizens of Quebec had turned out en masse, and hundreds had come from other parts of Canada. All were strangely moved."
W. Sanford Evans on the departure of the First Contingent. The Canadian Contingents and Canadian imperialism: a story and a study (1901). - P. 92