New articles are available from Canadian Military History!

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Nursing Sisters of the First World War, Canadian troops in Iceland, and an artist POW.
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New articles are available from Canadian Military History!

Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter / Spring 2022

“Long and Strenuous Duties in France”

Abstract: This article endeavours to understand the strenuous circumstances which caused neurasthenia and nervous debility in Canadian nursing sisters during the First World War. By examining the treatment they received for their condition at the Canadian Red Cross X Special Hospital and at Northwood Hospital for Sick Sisters in Buxton, this article also explores how Canadian medical authorities handled the nurses’ treatment and momentarily challenged previous conceptions concerning mental illness in women.

Z Force on the Ground

Abstract: The date of 10 May 1940 is well known for the start of the German blitzkrieg and the end of Neville Chamberlain’s tenure as British Prime Minister. That fateful day also opened a chapter in Canada’s war story that, in the end, saw more than 2,600 Canadian servicemen deployed to far-away but strategic Iceland. The Canadian commitment to that remote island from June 1940 to April 1941 was a metaphoric stepping-stone in the long Allied struggle against the Axis powers in the North Atlantic, building what ultimately became a secure strategic bridge for the deployment of the forces that liberated Europe.

“Resigned to My Sad Fate”

Abstract: In September 1914, forty-one-year-old artist Arthur Nantel, from Montreal, Quebec, enlisted as a private in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Travelling overseas with the First Contingent, his trial by fire came during the Second Battle of Ypres, in April 1915. Captured during the battle, Private Nantel spent the rest of the war as a prisoner in Germany. During his captivity, Nantel left a unique visual legacy of his experiences. Based on several documents written by Nantel in 1919 and on thirty-one of his works of art held at the Canadian War Museum, this article explores his war service and works of art that provide a rare glimpse into the Allied prisoner of war experience in Germany.

Résumé: En septembre 1914, Arthur Nantel, un artiste montréalais de quarante et un ans, s’enrôlait comme soldat dans le Corps expéditionnaire canadien. Mobilisé au sein du premier contingent, Nantel subit son baptême de feu lors de la deuxième bataille d’Ypres, en avril 1915. Capturé pendant la bataille, l’artiste a laissé un héritage visuel unique, témoignant de son expérience de la captivité. Cet article, fondé sur des documents qu’il a rédigés en 1919 et sur trente et une de ses oeuvres qui se trouvent au Musée canadien de la guerre, examine son service militaire et donne un rare aperçu de l’expérience des prisonniers de guerre alliés en Allemagne.

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