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Session 4A

Canada’s First World War

Chair: Serge Durflinger [University of Ottawa]

French Canada’s Participation in the Great War: A Study of Recruitment Posters

Emanuelle Cotton-Dumouchel [University of Ottawa]

Northwood Hospital for Sick Sisters

Ariane Gauthier [University of Ottawa]

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: The Role and Impact of Smoke in the Hundred Days Campaign 1918

William Stewart [Independent Scholar]

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Session 4B

Life after VE Day

Chair: Graham Broad [King’s University College at Western University]

A Sacred Mission: How Canada’s Jewish Military Personnel Liberated the Death Camps and Rescued Holocaust Survivors in the Second World War

Ellin Bessner [Centennial College]

“Much sooner ‘live in rubble in England than some of the houses in Montreal’”: British War Bride Marriages and the Housing Crisis in Ontario and Québec, 1944-1949

Chelsea Barranger [McMaster University]

“Opportunities Unlimited”: Western Counties Health and Rehabilitation Centre and the Rehabilitation of Canadian Second World War Veterans

Rosemary Giles [Western University]

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Plenary Address

Norman Bethune and the Bishop: The Spanish Civil War in the Streets of Montreal

Terry Copp, Wilfrid Laurier University