A war of bread and potatoes

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Military Milestones
A war of bread and potatoes

A war of bread and potatoes

Story by Sharon Adams

When fighting drew near to the small village of Montigny-en-Ostrevent, France, near the end of the First World War, civilians wisely evacuated.

When they returned home, many found their houses and cottages occupied by Canadian liberators—squatters who were nonetheless warmly welcomed.


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CP bulletin, Oct. 16, 1942: U-boat sinks SS Caribou in Cabot Strait

CP bulletin, Oct. 16, 1942: U-boat sinks
SS Caribou in Cabot Strait

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

To many Canadians and Newfoundlanders alike, the sinking of SS Caribou and the death of 137 people were the clearest sign to date that the war had actually arrived on the home front. Many historians cite it as Canada’s most significant sinking in near-shore waters of the Second World War.

Written by Canadian Press staff writer Bob Daldorph in an age when agency news was actually disseminated by telephone cables (or wires—hence, the wire service), the story was sent in bite-sized takes, the first of which is the single-sentence bulletin sent at 10:50 p.m.


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This week in history
This week in history

October 15-17, 1970

Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau proclaims the War Measures Act and the Canadian Army is ordered into Montreal, where hundreds are arrested and thousands searched before the body of Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte is discovered Oct. 17.


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Reminder: Free Book Grab! October 19 And 26 At Lombardy Studios

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.

The World War One Historical Association 
Join us for a FREE fall book grab!
Tables full of history books, many of them about World War One.
-World War One (including lots of aviation books!)
-American Civil War
-Several other eras
VHS tapes
Audio books
Snacks and drinks available for cash purchase.
Feel free to bring books that you would like to pass along to a new home.
Donations are appreciated and will go to the World War One Historical Association and Bay Area Civil War Round Tables.
Dates: Two Saturdays – October 19 and October 26
Hours: 10AM to 4PM
Location: Lombardy Studios Warehouse
                  835 8th Avenue
                  (Near Laney College)
                   Oakland, CA 94606
Free street parking
We hope to see you there!
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World War One Historical Association, PMB 237, 2625 Alcatraz AvenueBerkeley, CA 94705-2702

CAN Election Events & Announcements

Note these events from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
Canadian Election Events
October 2019
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program for events surrounding the 43rd Canadian Election
Monday October 21, 5:30 PM, 109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Canadian Federal Election Results Watch Party
Watch returns from the 43rd General Election in Canada. Refreshments provided. Free, open to all. The watch party is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies. RSVP Requested: https://canadianelection.eventbrite.com
Tuesday October 22, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
These events are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Next Event: Monday October 21
Election Results Watch Party
Open To Everyone
109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch returns from Canada’s 43rd Federal Election. Refreshments provided.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Digital Moose Lounge.
Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30 PM
109 Moses (IGS Library)
This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Bloemraad Named Class of 1951 Chair
We are delighted to announce that Chancellor Carol Christ has named Irene Bloemraad to the Class of 1951 Chair, in addition to her role as Chair of Canadian Studies. The Class of 1951 Chair recognizes Bloemraad as “one of Berkeley’s most distinguished faculty members.”
Other Canadian Events on Campus
The Derek Miller Band in Concert
This special event starring The Derek Miller Band will also feature clips from the film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, in which the band appears.
Two-time JUNO winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Derek Miller from Six Nations of the Grand River is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for guitar oriented roots-inflected rock with a pop sensibility. With his unique take on roots rock, and soul- stirring blues, Derek Miller is a force of musical nature. Presented by On The Same Page. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-accomodated basis.
The Multicultural Community Center, in the MLK Student Union
Mon, 10/21/2019 – 6:00pm. More info: https://onthesamepage.berkeley.edu/feature-detail/3013
Canadian Performer Tanya Lukin Linklater
Please join the Center for Race & Gender on Thursday, Oct. 17 for a presentation by Tanya Lukin Linklater, an Aluutiq choreographer and performer from Canada, in conversation with TDPS graduate students Belgica del Rio and Jennif(f)er Tamayo at 4 p.m. in 691 Barrows.Light refreshments served. RSVP at http://bit.ly/RSVP-F19-CRGThursdayForums
Employment Opportunities
Staff Position:
UC Berkeley Canadian Studies is hiring!
Canadian Studies is hiring a Program Coordinator. This is a full-time program coordinator position shared between the Canadian Studies Program (50%) and the Institute of International Studies (50%). For full consideration, please submit your application by October 30th, 2019. (Applicants are advised to disregard a sentence in the job posting about a preliminary review date of October 14, this is required university verbiage not relevant to this particular job posting). The full job posting is here. https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=1793&PostingSeq=1
Applications will only be accepted via the official Berkeley jobs portal at the above link. Applicatants with questions about the position are encouraged to contact Elliott Smith elliott.smith@berkeley.edu or Irene Bloemraad bloemr@berkeley.edu.
Faculty Positions:
Western Washington University Canadian-American Studies is hiring!
The Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University is hiring two tenure-track faculty positions.
Fellowship Opportunities
Exciting new Fulbright Canada program for U.S. Undergraduate Students- Deadline Oct 31st 2019
Given the increasing commitment of colleges and universities in both countries to provide more opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research and our own recognition of the relevance of providing undergraduate students with enriching opportunities, Fulbright Canada and Mitacs have partnered to create the new Fulbright Canada- Mitacs Globalink program.
This program will provide high performing U.S. students with the opportunity to be part of a 10 to 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.
Mitacs, our partner in this new initiative, is a federally funded, national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for some 20 years. Working with 70 universities, 6,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, they support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
We would welcome your support in identifying and encouraging your students to apply for such an opportunity. Details of the program are outlined below.
The application deadline is Oct 31st 2019.
Given the relatively short official recruitment period, we would kindly ask that you reach out to those students who might be interested asap.
Fulbright Canada – Mitacs Globalink program
Program Summary
1.       U.S. students will come to Canada to undertake advanced research projects.
2.       Projects will cover a broad cross-section of research topics including most academic disciplines.
3.       Students will spend 10 to 12 weeks (May – October) in Canada on a research project in their area of interest.
4.       Students will be placed at a Canadian university and undertake a supervised research project.
5.       Students will be given the opportunity to take part in a program of professional training.
6.       Students may interact with companies of interest through tours or individual meetings.
7.       Students will have extensive opportunities for cultural, social, and recreational experiences.
Participants in this program must:
1.       be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited university located in the United States;
2.       be a United States citizen, and hold a valid U.S. passport;
3.       have at least one semester remaining in their program of study as of Fall 2020;
4.       have a competitive grade point average;
5.       be available to spend between 10 to 12 weeks in Canada between May and October; and
6.       apply by October 31, 2019.
Students who participate in this program will have:
1.       access to the prestigious worldwide Fulbright network;
2.       access to some of Canada’s top research facilities;
3.       the opportunity to gain valuable international experience;
4.       a rewarding experience combining academic research, professional skills, and personal growth; and,
5.       a grant in the amount of CAD$7800
To apply, students must provide:
1.       a completed application form;
2.       transcripts from their home university or college;
3.       a current Curriculum Vitae (CV);
4.       two letters of reference; and,
5.       a personal statement.
The program is highly competitive. Students will be evaluated on a combination of factors including their record of academic achievement, their personal statement, their current skills and interests as they apply to the proposed program, fit to program, and letters of recommendation.
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is Seeking 2020-2021 Canada Fellowship Applicants
Launched in 2016, CFR’s International Affairs Fellowship in Canada, sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada, seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program provides for one to two mid-career U.S. professionals per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. The program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months (prorated if less than twelve months) as well as a travel allowance. Interested candidates should apply online by October 31.
2017-2018 Fellow: Lindsay Rodman, Former Senior Advisor, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense
2018-2019 Fellow: Michelle Egan, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, School of International Service, American University
2019-2020 Fellows: Diane Alleva Cáceres, President and Chief Executive Officer, Market Access International, Inc.; and Whitney Haring-Smith, Managing Partner, Anzu Partners
We apologize for the length of this email. Due to the blackout last week, a number or news items that were scheduled to be sent to you in a shorter, more timely email, were not published while the university was closed. We aim for brevity and timeliness, thank you for reading.
Canadian Studies Program
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Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720

PODCAST – October 1918 & the Lost Battalion

A podcast from the World War One Centennial Commission.

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October 1918 &
The Lost Battalion

Episode #144

Tens of thousands of German soldiers surrender in October of 1918

An unprecedented tens of thousands of German soldiers are taken prisoner in October of 1918

October 1918 & The Lost Battalion

Host – Theo Mayer

  • October 1918 Overview Roundtable – Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey & host| @02:15
  • Historians Corner: Lost Battalion – Ron Laplander | @18:25
  • Shifting sands and hard fighting – Mike Shuster | @25:10
  • Remembering Veterans: Story of John Foster – Mark Foster | @29:40
  • US Army CMH WWI Website – Dr. Erik Villard | @35:00
  • Spotlight On The Media 1: Dr. Edward Lengel | @40:15
  • Spotlight On The Media 2: Lost Battalion Documentary – Mark Fastoso & John King | @42:50


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Meet our new Tommy

From the There but not There organization.

Welcome our new Tommy!

This year, in time for Remembrance Day, we have produced a brand new Tommy with RBLI to commemorate their centenary.

Slightly smaller than our 6ft Tommy, our new Unknown Tommy stands at 1.47m and 3mm thick and is made of aluminium composite. Weighing approximately 4kg, he is light and easy to position, while still being an affecting reminder of the Fallen this Remembrance Day and beyond.

We are proud to be working with RBLI to create and deliver this new Tommy and we hope that many more communities will be able to have a Tommy at their Remembrance services this November.

Please also note that our Unknown Tommies are made to order and can take up to 14 days to arrive.

We would love to hear who you are purchasing your Unknown Tommy in remembrance of. Reply to this email to let us know – we want to share your story!

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Remembrance Day 2019
11th November 2018 was the centenary of the end of the First World War. This year, we remembered the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings during the Second World War.

Historically, October saw the beginning of the end of both World Wars. In October 1918, Germany and Austria requested an Armistice and in October 1944, Aachen was the first German city to fall to the Allies.

There have been countless conflicts since then and our Tommies bow their heads in remembrance of all of those touched by war – from the soldiers on the front line, to the civilians plagued by the Blitz in October 1940.

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2019 digital poppy also unveiled during ceremonial launch of National Poppy Campaign / L’édition 2019 du coquelicot numérique aussi dévoilé lors du lancement de la Campagne nationale du coquelicot

During the presentation at Rideau Hall, the 2019 digital poppy was unveiled, the second year for this virtual option.

People who donate online will receive a digital poppy that can include the name of a Veteran being honoured, and can be shared on social media. People are invited to visit mypoppy.ca starting on October 25. This year, the online initiative is supported by HomeEquity Bank. Canadians living abroad and donors around the world can also take part in the 2019 campaign.

As the national symbol of Remembrance, the red poppy reflects the ongoing gratitude we have for our Fallen Veterans, including military and RCMP Veterans.

Funds raised during the National Poppy Campaign are distributed across Canada to help support Veterans and their families, communities, and to promote Remembrance.


Lors de la présentation qui s’est tenue à Rideau Hall, il y eu aussi le dévoilement du coquelicot numérique 2019, soit cette option virtuelle, qui en est à sa deuxième année.

Les personnes qui font un don en ligne recevront un coquelicot numérique qui peut inclure le nom d’un vétéran à commémorer ou à reconnaître, et être diffusé sur les médias sociaux. Les gens sont invités à visiter mypoppy.ca/fr à compter du 25 octobre.

Cette année, l’initiative en ligne est parrainée par Home Equity Bank. Les Canadiens vivant à l’étranger et les donateurs de partout dans le monde peuvent donc également prendre part à la campagne 2019.

En tant que symbole national du Souvenir, le coquelicot rouge reflète la gratitude que nous continuons d’exprimer à nos vétérans tombés, y compris les vétérans militaires et de la GRC.

Les fonds recueillis lors la Campagne nationale du coquelicot sont distribués à travers le Canada pour venir en aide aux vétérans et à leurs familles, ainsi qu’aux communautés, et pour promouvoir le Souvenir.