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Session 1A

The Royal Canadian Air Force in Transition, 1945-1950

Chair: Randy Wakelam [Royal Military College of Canada]

Did Canada Finish the Second World War with a National Air Force?

Richard Goette [Canadian Forces College]

The Origin of North American Air Defence, 1945-1950

Peter Rayls [Queen’s University]

Residual Obligation: The Royal Canadian Air Force and the Occupation of Germany, 1945-1947

Bill March [Queen’s University]

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Session 1B

Art as History

Chair: Tim Cook [Canadian War Museum]

Graphic History and Visualizing Canada’s Military Past

Matthew Barrett [Canadian War Museum]

A View of War in Colour

Sarah Hart [Carleton University]

Hidden in Plain Sight: Some Unofficial Canadian Artworks of the First and Second World Wars

Sarafina Pagnotta [Carleton University]

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Tomorrow at 9 am ET:

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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).