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Clay-Kickers Of Flanders Fields: Canadian Tunnellers At Messines Ridge 1916-1917, Brian Pascas 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Clay-Kickers Of Flanders Fields: Canadian Tunnellers At Messines Ridge 1916-1917, Brian Pascas

Canadian Military History

This article explores the Canadian tunnelling companies’ military mining organisation and accomplishments in underground galleries during the Great War. This comprehensive study explains the crucial role played by the Canadian engineers, in conjunction with British and Australian engineers, in the successful detonation of nineteen deep mines at Messines Ridge, Belgium on 7 June 1917. The tunnellers’ perseverance and skill were evident that morning when they slammed home plungers and threw switches igniting the largest planned explosion up to that time. However, daily hardships and dangers of underground warfare from the claustrophobic environment to the stress from the eavesdropping enemy led ...


Struck Off Strength And From Memory: A Profile Of The Deserters Of The 165th (Acadian) Battalion, 1916, Gregory Kennedy 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Struck Off Strength And From Memory: A Profile Of The Deserters Of The 165th (Acadian) Battalion, 1916, Gregory Kennedy

Canadian Military History

This article uses an exceptional archival source, the register of deserters for the 165th (Acadian) Battalion, to study the little understood phenomenon of desertion during the recruitment and training of new units in Canada during the First World War. By 1916, national enrollment numbers were in stark decline, and yet this Acadian unit was able to attract nearly 900 recruits. However, approximately 200 of them deserted before the unit left for Europe. Employing techniques of longitudinal analysis with military records and national censuses, the article identi


Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource Iq: Pt. 4: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (Ngia), National Intelligence University (Niu), And National Reconnaissance Office (Nro), Bert Chapman 2018 Purdue University

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource Iq: Pt. 4: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (Ngia), National Intelligence University (Niu), And National Reconnaissance Office (Nro), Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Webinar presentation on publicly accessible information resources produced by the U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGIA), National Intelligence University (NIU), and National Reconnaissance Office. Places significant emphasis on missions of these agencies, their historical accomplishments, coverage of their educational activity, and information on the technologies they have used and are currently using to fulfill their institutional objectives.


The United States' Nuclear Testing Program In The Marshall Islands, Deborah Herota 2018 Liberty University

The United States' Nuclear Testing Program In The Marshall Islands, Deborah Herota

Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History

From 1946 to 1958, the United States conducted top secret nuclear weapons testing in the Marshall Islands that affects its people and its ecology to this day. The United States has done an injustice to the people of the Marshall Islands by forcing them off their native lands in order to procure testing sites, by knowingly exposing the people to radiation from these tests, by withholding information from the people who are most affected by the testing, and by not restoring the people to their health and to their lands. To date, the United States maintains a presence on the ...


Mackinder And The Arctic's Emerging Geopolitics: Recommendations For The U.S. And Its Nato Allies, Bert Chapman 2018 Purdue University

Mackinder And The Arctic's Emerging Geopolitics: Recommendations For The U.S. And Its Nato Allies, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation shows how Halford Mackinder (1861-1947) described Canada and the Arctic region in his geopolitical writings. It goes on to stress how the Arctic is becoming increasingly important in international geopolitical policymaking due to its significant oil and natural gas resources, how warming temperatures are increasing international access to its waters, and the how countries as diverse as Canada, China, Russia, and the U.S. see the Arctic region in their strategic policymaking. It concludes by stressing that the Arctic can no longer be viewed as a region immune from international conflict and presents recommendations for the U.S ...


Row, Jacob D., 1835-1910 (Sc 3281), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Row, Jacob D., 1835-1910 (Sc 3281), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3281. Letter, 4 December 1864, of Jacob D. Row, 17th Indiana Infantry, to his wife Hannah in Lakeville, Indiana. Writing from Louisville, Kentucky, he tells of improving from an illness but complains of weakness and tremors. He advises her to “sell our corn for what you can get” prior to a trip to Ohio, as he will not be coming home on furlough.


Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ligon, Lucy Ann (Parker) Robbins, 1833-1891 - Letters To (Sc 3278), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3278. Letters to Lucy Ann Robbins Ligon, the daughter of Fulton County, Kentucky judge Josiah Parker and his wife Lucy A. Parker, written while she lived in Crittenden County, Arkansas with her late husband’s brother, and in Hickman, Kentucky after her remarriage. Lucy’s parents relay news of her siblings and of pre-Civil War Hickman, and at the outbreak of war dramatically describe the division of loyalties, the townspeople’s fear and uncertainty as invasion threatens from the North, the enlistment of local men, two destructive fires, economic conditions, the suspension of ...


"Two Years Below The Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, And Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944–1946 (Book Review)" By Andrew Taylor, Edited By Daniel Heidt And P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Matthew S. Wiseman 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Two Years Below The Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, And Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944–1946 (Book Review)" By Andrew Taylor, Edited By Daniel Heidt And P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Matthew S. Wiseman

Canadian Military History

Review of Two Years Below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944–1946 by Andrew Taylor, edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer.


"Waste Into Weapons: Recycling In Britain During The Second World War (Book Review)" By Peter Thorsheim, Alex Souchen 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Waste Into Weapons: Recycling In Britain During The Second World War (Book Review)" By Peter Thorsheim, Alex Souchen

Canadian Military History

Review of Waste into Weapons: Recycling in Britain during the Second World War by Peter Thorsheim.


"American Grand Strategy In The Mediterranean During World War Ii (Book Review)" By Andrew Buchanan, Alexander Salt 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"American Grand Strategy In The Mediterranean During World War Ii (Book Review)" By Andrew Buchanan, Alexander Salt

Canadian Military History

Review of American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II by Andrew Buchanan.


"No Free Man: Canada, The Great War, And The Enemy Alien Experience (Book Review)" By Bohdan S. Kordan, Richard Roy 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"No Free Man: Canada, The Great War, And The Enemy Alien Experience (Book Review)" By Bohdan S. Kordan, Richard Roy

Canadian Military History

Review of No Free Man: Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience by Bohdan S. Kordan.


"Filling The Ranks: Manpower In The Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918 (Book Review)" By Richard Holt, Curtis B. Robinson 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Filling The Ranks: Manpower In The Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918 (Book Review)" By Richard Holt, Curtis B. Robinson

Canadian Military History

Review of Filling the Ranks: Manpower in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918 by Richard Holt.


"Vimy: The Battle And The Legend (Book Review)" By Tim Cook, Katrina J. Pasierbek 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Vimy: The Battle And The Legend (Book Review)" By Tim Cook, Katrina J. Pasierbek

Canadian Military History

Review of Vimy: The Battle and the Legend by Tim Cook.


"The Bytown Gunners: The History Of Ottawa’S Artillery, 1855-2015 (Book Review)" By Kenneth W. Reynolds, Major (Ret'd) M.R. McNorgan 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"The Bytown Gunners: The History Of Ottawa’S Artillery, 1855-2015 (Book Review)" By Kenneth W. Reynolds, Major (Ret'd) M.R. Mcnorgan

Canadian Military History

Review of The Bytown Gunners: The History of Ottawa’s Artillery, 1855-2015 by Kenneth W. Reynolds.


"Unwanted Warriors: The Rejected Volunteers Of The Canadian Expeditionary Force (Book Review)" By Nic Clarke, Mark Humphries 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Unwanted Warriors: The Rejected Volunteers Of The Canadian Expeditionary Force (Book Review)" By Nic Clarke, Mark Humphries

Canadian Military History

Review of Unwanted Warriors: The Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force by Nic Clarke.


"Invisible Scars: Mental Trauma And The Korean War (Book Review)" By Meghan Fitzpatrick, Russell W. Glenn 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Invisible Scars: Mental Trauma And The Korean War (Book Review)" By Meghan Fitzpatrick, Russell W. Glenn

Canadian Military History

Review of Invisible Scars: Mental Trauma and the Korean War by Meghan Fitzpatrick.


"Creating Canada’S Peacekeeping Past (Book Review)" By Colin Mccullough, Thirstan Falconer 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Creating Canada’S Peacekeeping Past (Book Review)" By Colin Mccullough, Thirstan Falconer

Canadian Military History

Review of Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past by Colin McCullough.


"Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts And The Great War (Book Reivew)" By Patrick Dennis, David Borys 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts And The Great War (Book Reivew)" By Patrick Dennis, David Borys

Canadian Military History

Review of Zombie Army: The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War by Daniel Byers


"Zombie Army: The Canadian Army And Conscription In The Second World War (Book Review)" By Daniel Byers, Brian Bertosa 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

"Zombie Army: The Canadian Army And Conscription In The Second World War (Book Review)" By Daniel Byers, Brian Bertosa

Canadian Military History

Review of Zombie Army: The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War by Daniel Byers.


'Whatsoever A Man Soweth:' Sex Education About Venereal Disease, Racial Health, And Social Hygiene During The First World War, Brent Brenyo 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

'Whatsoever A Man Soweth:' Sex Education About Venereal Disease, Racial Health, And Social Hygiene During The First World War, Brent Brenyo

Canadian Military History

In 1917, the British War Office released a film directed by Joseph Best titled Whatsoever a Man Soweth. The 38-minute silent film used intertitles to convey dialogue, and the film’s narrative, which focuses on three Canadian soldiers on leave in London, England, was intended to provide sex education for soldiers. This paper examines how the film reflected and constructed a wartime reality through cultural representations, as increased attention was paid to the threat of venereal disease and its impact on racial health and the British Empire during the First World War. Ultimately, this sex education film provided soldiers with ...


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