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Zoom Webinar: Lee Windsor on the View from Point 67

Another webinar from the folks at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies that may be of interest to members.


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LEE WINDSOR

The View from Point 67: Canada’s Killing Fields in the Second Half of the Battle of Normandy

June 30th, 7:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required, but you do not need a Zoom account to watch.

CLICK HERE to Register

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians flocked to Juno Beach and Overlord historic sites in Normandy related to the famous June 1944 events. Fewer travelled inland in search of the Canadian Army’s experience in July and August when ground force commitments quadrupled and combat intensified. The Canadian Battlefields Foundation (CBF) viewing area and memorial site at Point 67 is the launch pad for Lee Windsor’s reflection on 26 years of visits there with veterans, students, soldiers, and teachers. The location fuels red hot discussions of how the second half of the Battle of Normandy matters in Canada’s history. The ground visible from that commanding lookoff is the epicentre of controversy and a place where both sides practiced savagely sophisticated, technologically-enhanced killing.

LEE WINDSOR is an Associate Professor of History and holds the Fredrik S. Eaton Chair in Canadian Army Studies at the University of New Brunswick’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society. He studied under Terry Copp for his MA and drove for him and his wife, Linda, during the first “experimental” CBF Study Tour in 1995. Publications include Kandahar Tour (with David Charters and Brent Wilson), Steel Cavalry, and Loyal Gunners (with Roger Sarty and Marc Milner).

UPCOMING WEBINARS

14 July | LCMSDS
Alexander Fitzgerald-Black
“The Air Support Rollercoaster: Canadian Soldiers’ Morale in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

28 July | LCMSDS
Dr. Caroline D’Amours
“‘J’irai revoir ma Normandie’: French-Canadian Infantry Units in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

11 August | LCMSDS
Dr. Matthew Barrett
“Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944–45”
Click HERE to Register

25 August | LCMSDS
Marie Eve Vaillancourt, JBC
“Remembering the Canadians in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

8 September | LCMSDS
Geoff Hayes
“The Canadians in Normandy: Another Go-Around”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:

Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyA War of Emotions with Lucy Noakes.

On War & Society features authors discussing their research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life ‘behind the book.’

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LCMSDS
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Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

Zoom Webinar: Sarah Glassford on Supporting Canadian Servicemen’s Resilience

An event from the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies that may be of interest to some members.


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DR. SARAH GLASSFORD

A Woman’s Touch: Supporting Canadian Servicemen’s Resilience in Europe, 1943–47

June 16th, 7:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required. You do not need a Zoom account to watch.

CLICK HERE to Register

In this talk, Sarah Glassford will explore the emotional dimensions of the Canadian presence in Europe during the later years of the Second World War. As Canadian servicemen amassed in Britain, then advanced through Italy, Normandy, and the Low Countries, 641 women of the Canadian Red Cross Corps Overseas Detachment followed close behind. Their job was to care for Canadian servicemen, shoring up the troops’ psychological resilience with a proverbial “woman’s touch.” Corps members’ letters, diaries, and oral histories provide a fascinating glimpse of how friendship, kinship, and romance helped both servicemen and Red Cross women cope with the physical and emotional traumas of wartime.

 

DR. SARAH GLASSFORD is a social historian of Canada who researches the intertwined histories of women, children, wartime, health, and humanitarian aid. She is the author of Mobilizing Mercy: A History of the Canadian Red Cross (MQUP, 2017) and co-editor with Amy Shaw of Making the Best of It: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War (UBC, 2020). She works as the Archivist at the University of Windsor’s Leddy Library.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

30 June | LCMSDS
Lee Windsor
“The View from Point 67: Canada’s Killing Fields in the Second Half of the Battle of Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

14 July | LCMSDS
Alexander Fitzgerald-Black
“The Air Support Rollercoaster: Canadian Soldiers’ Morale in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

28 July | LCMSDS
Dr. Caroline D’Amours
“‘J’irai revoir ma Normandie’: French-Canadian Infantry Units in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

11 August | LCMSDS
Matthew Barrett
“Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944–45”
Click HERE to Register

25 August | LCMSDS
Marie Eve Vaillencourt, JBC
“Remembering the Canadians in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

8 September | LCMSDS
Geoff Hayes
“The Canadians in Normandy: Another Go-Around”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:
Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyBroken Promises with Christopher Capozzola.

On War & Society features authors discussing their research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life ‘behind the book.’

Copyright © 2021 LCMSDS, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
LCMSDS
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

Zoom Webinar: Sarah Glassford on Supporting Canadian Servicemen’s Resilience

This webinar may be of interest to some of our members.


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DR. SARAH GLASSFORD

A Woman’s Touch: Supporting Canadian Servicemen’s Resilience in Europe, 1943–47

June 16th, 7:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required. You do not need a Zoom account to watch.

CLICK HERE to Register

In this talk, Sarah Glassford will explore the emotional dimensions of the Canadian presence in Europe during the later years of the Second World War. As Canadian servicemen amassed in Britain, then advanced through Italy, Normandy, and the Low Countries, 641 women of the Canadian Red Cross Corps Overseas Detachment followed close behind. Their job was to care for Canadian servicemen, shoring up the troops’ psychological resilience with a proverbial “woman’s touch.” Corps members’ letters, diaries, and oral histories provide a fascinating glimpse of how friendship, kinship, and romance helped both servicemen and Red Cross women cope with the physical and emotional traumas of wartime.

 

DR. SARAH GLASSFORD is a social historian of Canada who researches the intertwined histories of women, children, wartime, health, and humanitarian aid. She is the author of Mobilizing Mercy: A History of the Canadian Red Cross (MQUP, 2017) and co-editor with Amy Shaw of Making the Best of It: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War (UBC, 2020). She works as the Archivist at the University of Windsor’s Leddy Library.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

30 June | LCMSDS
Lee Windsor
“The View from Point 67: Canada’s Killing Fields in the Second Half of the Battle of Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

14 July | LCMSDS
Alexander Fitzgerald-Black
“The Air Support Rollercoaster: Canadian Soldiers’ Morale in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

28 July | LCMSDS
Dr. Caroline D’Amours
“‘J’irai revoir ma Normandie’: French-Canadian Infantry Units in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

11 August | LCMSDS
Matthew Barrett
“Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944–45”
Click HERE to Register

25 August | LCMSDS
Marie Eve Vaillencourt, JBC
“Remembering the Canadians in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

8 September | LCMSDS
Geoff Hayes
“The Canadians in Normandy: Another Go-Around”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:
Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyBroken Promises with Christopher Capozzola.

On War & Society features authors discussing their research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life ‘behind the book.’

Copyright © 2021 LCMSDS, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
LCMSDS
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

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Zoom Webinar: Marc Milner on Canada’s Forgotten Overlord Role

Note this online event scheduled for tomorrow.


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MARC MILNER

Stopping the Panzers: Canada’s Forgotten Overlord Role

June 2nd, 7:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required, but you do not need a Zoom account to watch.

CLICK HERE to Register

Historians have traditionally criticized the 3rd Canadian Division for its ‘slow’ progress after 6 June, for its failure to take Caen when it had a chance, and for succumbing to German counter-attacks and digging in on the Oak Line. But recent scholarship indicates that — Montgomery’s aspiration to get ashore and “crack about with tanks” notwithstanding — the Canadian role was to seize the Oak Line, dig in and kill the Panzer counter-attack on Operation Overlord itself.
MARC MILNER served as Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick until his retirement in 2019. He is best known for his work on naval history—his 2003 book, Battle of the Atlantic, winning the C.P. Stacey Prize for the best book in military history in Canada. His latest book, Stopping the Panzers: The Untold Story of D-Day (2014), won the BGen James Collins Book Prize by the US Commission on Military History.
UPCOMING WEBINARS

16 June | LCMSDS
Dr. Sarah Glassford
“A Woman’s Touch: Supporting Canadian Servicemen’s Resilience, 1943–47”
Click HERE to Register

30 June | LCMSDS
Lee Windsor
“Point 67: Canada’s Mid-Way Point in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

14 July | LCMSDS
Alexander Fitzgerald-Black
“The Air Support Rollercoaster: Canadian Soldiers’ Morale in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

28 July | LCMSDS
Dr. Caroline D’Amours
“‘J’irai revoir ma Normandie’: French-Canadian Infantry Units in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

11 August | LCMSDS
Dr. Matthew Barrett
“Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944–45”
Click HERE to Register

25 August | LCMSDS
Marie Eve Vaillancourt, JBC
“Remembering the Canadians in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

8 September | LCMSDS
Geoff Hayes
“The Canadians in Normandy: Another Go-Around”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:
Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyA Curious Case of Shell Shock with Joy Porter.

On War & Society features authors discussing their research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life ‘behind the book.’

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Our mailing address is:
LCMSDS
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

Zoom Webinar: Terry Copp on Juno Beach

Note this webinar scheduled for tomorrow that may be of interest to some of our members.  Also note the list of up-coming webinars later in the message.


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TERRY COPP

Juno Beach, 1944–2014: An Overview

May 19th, 7:00 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required, but you do not need a Zoom account to watch.

CLICK HERE to Register

Terry Copp first visited the Normandy beaches in 1981 when researching Maple Leaf Route: Caen. Armed with the original maps and air photos, he studied the terrain, a key primary source for tactical and operational history. Copp has returned to Normandy many times since then usually leading study tours for the Canadian Battlefields Foundation, the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies and True Patriot Love. The landscape has changed dramatically over the past 40 years as a result of new construction and efforts at memorialization. Copp will talk briefly about the nature of the “Atlantic Wall” in 1944 and the problem of breaking through it, then describe the changes to the terrain especially in the ways D-Day has come to be commemorated in the Juno sector.

 

TERRY COPP is one of Canada’s foremost military historians. The author and co-author of over twenty published books and of numerous scholarly articles on the operations and experience of the Canadian military during the World Wars, Copp is a leading scholar of Canada’s military role in World War II and an influential advocate for military history in both military and civilian education.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

2 June | LCMSDS
Marc Milner
“Stopping the Panzers: Canada’s Forgotten Overlord Role”
Click HERE to Register

16 June | LCMSDS
Sarah Glassford
“A Woman’s Touch: Supporting Canadian Servicemen’s Resilience, 1943–47”
Click HERE to Register

30 June | LCMSDS
Lee Windsor
“Point 67: Canada’s Mid-Way Point in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

14 July | LCMSDS
Alexander Fitzgerald-Black
“The Air Support Rollercoaster: Canadian Soldiers’ Morale in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

28 July | LCMSDS
Dr. Caroline D’Amours
“‘J’irai revoir ma Normandie’: French-Canadian Infantry Units in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

11 August | LCMSDS
Dr. Matthew Barrett
“Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944–45”
Click HERE to Register

25 August | LCMSDS
Marie Eve Vaillancourt, JBC
“Remembering the Canadians in Normandy”
Click HERE to Register

8 September | LCMSDS
Geoff Hayes
“The Canadians in Normandy: Another Go-Around”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:
Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyA War of Emotions with Lucy Noakes.

On War & Society features authors discussing their research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life ‘behind the book.’

Copyright © 2021 LCMSDS, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
LCMSDS
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5