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Virtual Friends Forum – May 19th, 2022

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The Friends are pleased to announce our third English Virtual Friends Forum presentation on: Thursday, 19 May, 2022. 7 – 8pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on Zoom. The guest speaker is Tyler Wentzell who will discuss; “The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion – how it formed, how it trained, and how it fought.” Tyler Wentzell is a historian, lawyer, and infantry officer.  He holds a masters degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada and a law degree from…

Virtual Friends Forum

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The Friends are pleased to announce our second English Virtual Friends Forum presentation on: Thursday, 28 April, 2022. 7 – 8pm (Eastern Daylight Time) on Zoom. The guest speaker is Dr. Geoffrey Jackson who teaches Military and Canadian History and Strategic Studies at Mount Royal University. Dr. Jackson’s talk will focus on the formation of two First World War divisions, Britain’s 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division and the Canadian 4th Division. Dr. Jackson will focus on how the…

Virtual Friends Forum – “Execution” Canada’s Best Second World War Novel?

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Colin McDougall, a decorated infantry officer veteran of the Italian campaign during the Second World War, returned home to Montreal deeply disturbed by his combat experience. In the early 1950s, he began writing a novel to affirm the moral value of his war service by remembering the execution of Private Harold Pringle, the only Canadian soldier shot by a firing squad of our nation during the war, a killing that was made a state secret…