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“Friends Forum” In Person Event – “Canadian Military Intelligence”

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Canadian Military Intelligence Operations and Evolution from the October Crisis to the War in Afghanistan by Dr. David Charters. Dr. David Charters draws upon original source documents and many interviews to provide a very comprehensive history of Canadian military intelligence over the past 60 years. The book illustrates how a middle power, like Canada, can make a significant contribution to the intelligence community. Dr. Charters provides many insights on how Canadian intelligence has evolved over…

Friends Virtual Forum – “Strategic Nuclear Signalling during the Russo-Ukraine Crisis”

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EMail: for Zoom link. Register before Oct 25th Dr. Sean M. Maloney is a Professor of History at Royal Military College of Canada and served as the Historical Advisor to the Chief of the Land Staff during the war in Afghanistan. He previously served as the historian for 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade, the Canadian Army’s primary Cold War NATO commitment.  Dr. Maloney has extensive field experience in the Balkans, particularly in Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo…

“Friends Forum” In Person Event

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Christina Chowaniec Christina undertook the writing of this book after discovering her grandfather’s journal and learning that Canadian soldiers were stationed in Iceland. She has always been interested in military history. She came to realize that this was an untold piece of the Canadian war story that needed to be researched and written. She lives in Vancouver. In the summer of 1940 Canadians from the 2nd Division, including the Royal Regiment of Canada (RRC), the…

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…