Declaration of a state of war with the German Reich
|Proclamation declaring a state of war with the German Reich (1939)
September 10, 1939
|Canada Gazette, Volume LXXIII, No. 12, p. 793, September 16, 1939Source:|
GEORGE THE SIXTH, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas KING, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.
TO ALL TO WHOM these Presents shall come or who the same may in anywise concern,
- ERNEST LAPOINTE,
- Attorney General,
WHEREAS by and with the advice and consent of Our Privy Council for Canada We have signified Our Approval of the issue of a Proclamation in the Canada Gazette declaring that a State of War with the German Reich exists and has existed in Our Dominion of Canada as and from the tenth day of September, 1939;
NOW THEREFORE We do hereby Declare and Proclaim that a State of War with the German Reich exists and has existed in Our Dominion of Canada as and from the tenth day of September, 1939.
OF ALL WHICH Our Loving Subjects and all others whom these Presents may concern are hereby required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly,
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF We have caused these Our Letters to be made Pate and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved John, Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield, a Member of Our Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distringuished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order, Member of Our Order of the Companions of Honour, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of Canada.
AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this tenth day of September, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine and in the Third year of Our Reign.
- W.L. MACKENZIE KING,
- Prime Minister of Canada
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