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Zoom Webinar: Geoff Hayes on The Canadians in Normandy

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GEOFF HAYES

The Canadians in Normandy:
Another Go-Around

August 25th, 7:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

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

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Despite years of debate, the view persists that “something appeared to be wrong” with First Canadian Army through the summer of 1944. This talk traces the Canadian path through Normandy to re-consider an ‘old’ narrative. It argues that, in the face of heavy casualties and enduring British criticism of the Canadians, the soldiers of First Canadian Army understood that they had earned a remarkable victory in Normandy. Finally, after over four years of war, the Canadians believed that they had won a Canadian victory, one that matched, even surpassed their fathers’ achievements a generation before.

Educated at Wilfrid Laurier University and Western University, GEOFF HAYES is a professor of history at the University of Waterloo. He was a student of Terry Copp when he wrote The Lincs: A History of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment at War (1986). Most recently his book, Crerar’s Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939–1945 (UBC, 2017) won the 2018 C.P. Stacey Award. Geoff has learned a great deal from the many student tours he has joined on the battlefields of Northwest Europe, organized through the Canadian Battlefields Foundation.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

6 October | Telling the Stories of Canada
Joy Porter
“That Talented Canadian, Mr. Frank Prewett:
Trauma and Indigenous Masquerade in the Wake of the First World War”
Click HERE to Register

3 November | Telling the Stories of Canada
Carla-Jean Stokes
“First World War Photography”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:
Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyThe American War in Vietnam with Rob Thompson.

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

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Zoom Webinar: Geoff Hayes on The Canadians in Normandy

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GEOFF HAYES

The Canadians in Normandy:
Another Go-Around

August 25th, 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

Despite years of debate, the view persists that “something appeared to be wrong” with First Canadian Army through the summer of 1944. This talk traces the Canadian path through Normandy to re-consider an ‘old’ narrative. It argues that, in the face of heavy casualties and enduring British criticism of the Canadians, the soldiers of First Canadian Army understood that they had earned a remarkable victory in Normandy. Finally, after over four years of war, the Canadians believed that they had won a Canadian victory, one that matched, even surpassed their fathers’ achievements a generation before.

Educated at Wilfrid Laurier University and Western University, GEOFF HAYES is a professor of history at the University of Waterloo. He was a student of Terry Copp when he wrote The Lincs: A History of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment at War (1986). Most recently his book, Crerar’s Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939–1945 (UBC, 2017) won the 2018 C.P. Stacey Award. Geoff has learned a great deal from the many student tours he has joined on the battlefields of Northwest Europe, organized through the Canadian Battlefields Foundation.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

6 October | Telling the Stories of Canada
Joy Porter
“That Talented Canadian, Mr. Frank Prewett:
Trauma and Indigenous Masquerade in the Wake of the First World War”
Click HERE to Register

3 November | Telling the Stories of Canada
Carla-Jean Stokes
“First World War Photography”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:
Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyThe American War in Vietnam with Robert Thompson.

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

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Zoom Webinar: Matthew Barrett on Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944–45

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DR. MATTHEW BARRETT

Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944-45

August 11th, 7:00 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

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

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Of all the stories from Normandy during the hard fighting of summer 1944 few were stranger than the experience of Lieutenant Reginald Woods of the Lake Superior Regiment. After his platoon came under German attack on 17 August, Woods vanished. When he suddenly re-emerged two months later claiming amnesia Canadian military authorities needed to grapple with assumptions about combat leadership, mental responsibility and criminal culpability. Using an illustrated, graphic history approach, Matthew Barrett explores Woods’ medical diagnosis and eventual court martial to highlight the challenges of uncovering what happened and piercing through the fog of war. Using Woods’ fascinating story as a case study, this talk examines the topic of officer discipline more broadly to study the legal, medical, and administrative responses to perceived misconduct and failure on the battlefield.

 

DR. MATTHEW BARRETT is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow with the Canadian War Museum. His postdoctoral project explores the creation of graphic history scholarship as a visual form of historical interpretation and analysis. His forthcoming book, Scandalous Conduct: Canadian Officer Courts Martial, 1914-1945, will be published by UBC Press.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

25 August | LCMSDS
Marie Eve Vaillancourt
“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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Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

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Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies · 75 University Ave W · Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 · Canada

Zoom Webinar: Matthew Barrett on Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944–45

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DR. MATTHEW BARRETT

Canadian Army Officer Discipline and Martial Justice, 1944-45

August 11th, 7:00 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

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

CLICK HERE to Register

Of all the stories from Normandy during the hard fighting of summer 1944 few were stranger than the experience of Lieutenant Reginald Woods of the Lake Superior Regiment. After his platoon came under German attack on 17 August, Woods vanished. When he suddenly re-emerged two months later claiming amnesia Canadian military authorities needed to grapple with assumptions about combat leadership, mental responsibility and criminal culpability. Using an illustrated, graphic history approach, Matthew Barrett explores Woods’ medical diagnosis and eventual court martial to highlight the challenges of uncovering what happened and piercing through the fog of war. Using Woods’ fascinating story as a case study, this talk examines the topic of officer discipline more broadly to study the legal, medical, and administrative responses to perceived misconduct and failure on the battlefield.

DR. MATTHEW BARRETT is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow with the Canadian War Museum. His postdoctoral project explores the creation of graphic history scholarship as a visual form of historical interpretation and analysis. His forthcoming book, Scandalous Conduct: Canadian Officer Courts Martial, 1914-1945, will be published by UBC Press.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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 & 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

Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies · 75 University Ave W · Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 · Canada

Zoom Webinar: Dr. Caroline D’Amours on French-Canadian Infantry in Normandy

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DR. CAROLINE D’AMOURS

“J’irai revoir ma Normandie”: French-Canadian Infantry Units in Normandy

July 28th, 7:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

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

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French Canada’s response to the Second World War is often reduced to questions related to its voluntary enlistment rates and its massive rejection of conscription. As a result, its contributions to Canada’s war effort are often marginalized. Still, like so many Canadian units, the Régiment de la Chaudière, the Régiment de Maisonneuve, and the Fusiliers Mont-Royal fought with determination and courage in Normandy. In this talk, Caroline D’Amours will examine how issues like casualties, reinforcements, morale but also identity and language specifically impacted the experience of French-Canadian infantrymen in Normandy. War diaries, censorship reports, memoirs, and oral histories help understand the way French-Canadian infantrymen cope with the realities of the Normandy battlefield.

DR. CAROLINE D’AMOURS is a military historian who focuses on Canadian infantry training from 1939 to 1945 and on the participation of Quebec society in the Second World War. Her most recent contributions are featured in the Journal of Military History and Social History. She works as an historian at Parks Canada and is a research associate at the International History Institute, Boston University.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

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 & SocietyIn the Path of War with David Borys.

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

Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies · 75 University Ave W · Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 · Canada