What was the War Measures Act (1914)?

Introduction The War Measures Act (French: Loi sur les mesures de guerre; 5 George V, Chap. 2) was a statute of the Parliament of Canada that provided for the declaration of war, invasion, or insurrection, and the types of emergency measures that could thereby be taken. The Act was brought into force three times in… Read More


What was the Defence of the Realm Act 1914 (UK)?

Introduction The Defence of the Realm Act (DORA) was passed in the United Kingdom on 08 August 1914, four days after it entered the First World War and was added to as the war progressed. It gave the government wide-ranging powers during the war, such as the power to requisition buildings or land needed for… Read More