Monday, November 11, 2019

Military history for Remembrance Day

Every Remembrance Day, volunteers plant tens of thousands
of flags at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre in Toronto
The complaint that Canadian military history is neglected seems to have faded in recent years. (The complaint that "Canadians don't know their history" is eternal.) 

A couple of trade market military histories  have been getting attention recently. Mark Zuehlke's The River Battles: Canada's Final Campaign in World War II Italy is just out, as is Ted Barris's Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of FireBoth Zuehlke and Barris are veteran military history authors and have been touring their books extensively.

Military history agencies and institutes around the country and publication projects like UBC Press's Studies in Canadian Military History ensure that academic military history also thrives.
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