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Session 2A

Doctrine and Operations

Chair: Craig Mantle [Royal Military College of Canada]

Is there a Canadian School of Operational Art?

Rebecca Jensen [Canadian Forces College]

Lessons Learned and Forgotten: Canadian Army Infantry Mechanization during and after the Second World War

Peter Kasurak [Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen’s University]

Hazardous Experiments You Can Do at Home: The Impact of Strategic Invariants on the Canadian Naval and Mobile Force Debates, 1909-1912 and 1963-1968

John Keess [Royal Military College of Canada]

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Session 2B

Second World War Commemoration and Memory

Chair: Geoffrey Hayes [University of Waterloo]

Dum Vivimus Vivamus: The Lost Identity of the Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute Second World War Dead

David Alexander [Independent Scholar]

Tampering with History: The Controversy over Major-General C.M. Maltby’s Despatch and the Battle of Hong Kong

Brad St.Croix [University of Ottawa]

“Crazy House History”: The Senate Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs and The Valour and the Horror

Thomas Littlewood [University of Guelph]

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Keynote Address

Combat and Social Change in the Second World War: The Canadian Army in Commonwealth Perspective

Jonathan Fennell, King’s College London, author of Fighting the People’s War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War (2019).