Canada and the Second World War

Canada and the Second World War

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Terry Coppa€™s tireless teaching, research, and writing has challenged generations of Canadian veterans, teachers, and students to discover an informed memory of their countrya€™s role in the Second World War. This collection, drawn from the work of Terrya€™s colleagues and former students, considers Canada and the Second World War from a wealth of perspectives. Social, cultural, and military historians address topics under five headings: The Home Front, The War of the Scientists, The Mediterranean Theatre, Normandy/Northwest Europe, and The Aftermath. The questions considered are varied and provocative: How did Canadian youth and First Nations peoples understand their wartime role? What position did a Canadian scientist play in the Allied victory and in the peace? Were veterans of the Mediterranean justified in thinking theirs was the neglected theatre? How did the Canadians in Normandy overcome their opponents but not their historians? Why was a Cambridge scholar attached to First Canadian Army to protect monuments? And why did Canadians come to commemorate the Second World War in much the same way they commemorated the First? The study of Canada in the Second World War continues to challenge, confound, and surprise. In the questions it poses, the evidence it considers, and the conclusions it draws, this important collection says much about the lasting influence of the work of Terry Copp. Foreword by John Cleghorn.Poor driving technique and haphazard preventative maintenance also accounted for mechanical breakdowns. ... the first volume of CAM, a monthly periodical dedicated to the Canadian Armya#39;s Preventative Maintenance System (CPMS). In contrast to the long lists of terse maintenance orders, regulations, and directives of the First World Wara€“era CASC, the CAM magazines were designed to be read andanbsp;...

Title:Canada and the Second World War
Author:Geoffrey Hayes, Mike Bechthold, Matt Symes
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2013-02-01


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