The 2015 Eaton Lecture
Cinderella Army: The Canadians, October 1944
By Professor Terry Copp
Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, 7 p.m.
Royal Ontario Museum
First Canadian Army, the Allies’ “Cinderella on the Left” was Eisenhower’s smallest army but in the fall of 1944 it was given the biggest and most important task, clearing the approaches to Antwerp, the largest port in Europe and the key to supplying Allied forces.
General Guy Simonds, the Acting Army Commander orchestrated four large scale combined arms operations in October 1944 employing air, naval and land forces in Canada’s most important, yet little-known campaign of the Second World War.
This year’s lecture will be delivered by Terry Copp, one of Canada’s foremost military historians and Professor Emeritus in the History Department of Wilfred Laurier University. Dr. Copp’s recent publications include Cinderella Army: The Canadians in Northwest Europe (UTP, 2006) and Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy (UTP, 2003). Dr. Copp is also well-known for having authored No Price Too High: Canadians and the Second World War which led to the acclaimed television series No Price Too High where he was the lead military historian.
To reserve a seat for the Eaton Lecture, please contact Claire Geldart at [email protected] by Nov. 2, 2015.
Presented by UNB’s Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, the Eaton Lectures focus on military history and stewardship. They are made possible by the generous support of UNB alumnus and former Chancellor Fredrik S. Eaton and the Catherine and Fredrik Eaton Charitable Foundation. The Eaton Lectures are also supported by John K. F. Irving.
Banner images courtesy of Legion Magazine Archives and Norm Betts.