CAN Margaret Atwood @ Cal Aug 23

An item from the Canadian Studies program at Berkeley.  Note the save the date for the Canadian Thanksgiving event at the bottom.

Margaret Atwood At BerkeleyAugust 23
Dear Friends of Canadian Studies,
We are pleased to announce that legendary Canadian author Margaret Atwood will speak on campus Thursday August 23. Ms. Atwood will deliver a lecture entitled “THE HANDMAID’S TALE ESCAPES FROM ITS BOOK” at 7:00 PM in Zellerbach Hall. Ms. Atwood’s talk is sponsored by the College of Letters & Science as part of the “On The Same Page” lecture series.
Admission is free to anyone with a Cal ID. At 6:45 PM, Zellerbach Hall will open the doors to people without an affiliation to Cal, if seats remain by that point.
Canadian Studies has secured a VERY LIMITED number of guaranteed seating tickets. If you would like to request a guaranteed seating ticket, please reply to this email. Guaranteed seating tickets in the reserved Canadian Studies section will be issued on a first come, first served basis, limit one ticket per person. If the number of requests exceeds the number of seats available to Canadian Studies, a lottery will be held to determine the ticket recipients.
Following the talk, a reception will be hosted by Canadian Studies on Lower Sproul Plaza.
Who: Legendary Canadian author Margaret Atwood
When: 7:00 PMThursday August 23
Where: Zellerbach Hall
Tickets: To request a guaranteed seating ticket, reply to this email. General Admission (open seating) will be available to anyone with a Cal ID. General Admission (open seating) will be available to the public at 6:45 PM, if seats remain. We recommend anyone seeking General Admission (open seating) entry to the event line up at Zellerbach well in advance of the program start time.
Save The Dates
September 11 Colloquium
Canadian Studies first Colloquium of the Spring 2018 semester will be Tuesday September 11, at 11:30 AM in 223 Moses Hall. Governor General’s Award-winning author Peter Behrens will speak about his new book “Families, Histories, Novels.” More information forthcoming.
October 6 Thanksgiving
In partnership with the Digital Moose Lounge, Canadian Studies is pleased to present the 2nd annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving at Berkeley. Save the date of Saturday October 6. More information forthcoming.
Canadian Studies Program
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Spitfire documentary soars with nostalgia 🇬🇧

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Spitfire documentary soars with nostalgia

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

For its aerial cinematography alone, airplane geeks and war history buffs alike will love the new documentary Spitfire: The Plane That Saved the World.

Under the image direction of renowned aviation photographer John Dibbs, the aerial footage—set against dramatic cloudscapes, the pastoral English countryside, the English Channel and, of course, the white cliffs of Dover—is beyond compare.


Canada and the Second World War: The Battles

August 12-21, 1944
Battle of the Falaise Pocket

In August 1944, the fortunes of war opened an opportunity for the Allies to break out of Normandy, hastening the end of the conflict.

The Germans had severely depleted their reserves by the time Caen, France, was liberated by the Allies in July 1944, and Allied aircraft were preventing the movement of supplies and reinforcements.

Then the Americans blew a hole in the German lines and began an eastward advance through Brittany. Hitler ordered an ill-conceived counteroffensive. When it failed, German troops began fleeing eastward, and the Allies planned to use a pincer movement to ensnare them.

The 12th British Corps and First Canadian Army, along with the First Polish Armored Division, began hard-fought battles that pressed German troops southward, while the Americans kept up the eastward pressure.

Fighting was ferocious as trapped troops fought desperately to escape. The Canadians and Poles fought equally hard to contain them. It took two days and heavy casualties for the 2nd Canadian Division to clear SS troops from Falaise. The Poles suffered 2,300 casualties holding Hill 262. Although some Germans did manage to escape through a gap in the Allied front, they had to abandon their tanks, guns and vehicles.

The Falaise Gap was closed on Aug. 21. Nearly half of the 100,000 fleeing Germans were captured, while 10,000 to 15,000 were killed. The First Canadian Army suffered 18,444 casualties, including 5,021 deaths, in the Normandy campaign, and the Allied air forces saw 2,800 aircrew downed.

Paris was liberated on Aug. 25, but it took a few more weeks to free the rest of the country.

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A grand hotel

Story by Don Gillmor

Three of the Château’s most famous guests, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and William Lyon Mackenzie King arrived in August 1943 to discuss the Allied invasion and defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan.


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Co-founder of Bridgescale Partners, Rob Chaplinsky on What Investors Bring To The Table Besides Funding

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Canada’s Final 100 Days of the First World War

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Canada has reaffirmed its support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) while the European Union weighs its limited options after United States President Donald Trump launched double-barreled criticisms of both the 69-year-old alliance and the EU.


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Canada’s Hundred Days

The Hundred Days Offensive, the Allied advance from Amiens to Mons that ended the First World War, began with a move familiar to Canadians: deking out the opponent.

By the summer of 1918, Canadians had the reputation as the best attack troops on the Western Front, and were chosen to spearhead the offensive. But they were carefully observed by the Germans, who believed their movement heralded major offensives.

So, some Canadian troops were shifted to Ypres, Belgium, while the bulk of the force was secretly amassed 180 kilometres south, near Amiens. On Aug. 8, the Canadians joined the British, Australians and French in a successful surprise attack that not only broke German lines, but spirits as well. German General Erich Ludendorff called it “the black day of the German Army.”

In three days, the Canadians advanced 20 kilometres, liberating two dozen villages and towns and capturing about 9,000 prisoners, at a cost of nearly 12,000 casualties.

On Sept. 2, the Canadians breached the Drocourt-Quéant Line, near Arras, France, part of the 80 kilometres of fortified trenches making up the Hindenburg Line. Lieutenant-General Arthur Currie called it “one of the finest feats in our history.”

The main Hindenburg Line, protected by the Canal du Nord, was the next target, breached in a combined offensive on Sept. 27. Canadians shortly captured Bourlon Wood, which protected Cambrai, an important railway and supply hub.

After fierce fighting, Cambrai was liberated on Oct. 11. Though Canadian units fought through to the bitter end, the four divisions last attacked together that day at nearby Canal de la Sensée.

The Canadian success is credited to solid, sometimes audacious, planning, mobile infantry aided by rolling artillery barrages, support from the air force, and superb logistics, particularly from the engineers. Their surreptitious, night-built bridges permitted surprise troop movement, and tramways ensured fast delivery of battlefield supplies.

A series of running battles in the final month of the war saw the Germans retreat about 70 kilometres across France to Mons, Belgium, which Canadian troops liberated in the early hours of Nov. 11.

Canadians played a significant role in the ending of the First World War, but at a cost. In Canada’s Hundred Days, the 100,000 men of the Canadian Corps put the boots to about 50 German divisions, but suffered 45,835 casualties. The last, Private George Lawrence Price, was killed just minutes before the Armistice came into effect.

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Four soldiers, four battles

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In the final 100 days of the First World War, Canada was called again and again to lead the offensive at Amiens, Arras, the Drocourt-Quéant Line and the Canal du Nord.


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Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray leads an air attack against Japanese vessels in Onagawa Bay. Gray’s plane is damaged by heavy anti-aircraft fire, but he still scores a direct hit, sinking a Japanese destroyer. Gray is killed in the action and receives a posthumous Victoria Cross.


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The next issue in the award-winning series Canada’s Ultimate Story is The March to Victory: Canada’s Final 100 days of the Great War. From Aug. 8 to Nov. 11, 1918—the Canadian Corps fought several great battles before Germany surrendered, ending “the war to end war.” It was arguably the greatest success in our military history.

Written by award-winning historian and Canadian author J.L. Granatstein, this special issue includes rare photographs, detailed accounts and action-packed battle maps! To witness what those brave Canadians experienced, pick up a copy of The March to Victory: Canada’s Final 100 days of the Great War on newsstands across Canada on Aug. 8 or by subscribing to Canada’s Ultimate Story today! Plus, you will be entered into a contest to win an Apple iPad!