Laurier Military Speaker Series: Colonel (Ret’d) Patrick M. Dennis, OMM, CD

Patrick will be speaking about his recent research and subsequent book “Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great WarReluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great War“. The LCMSDS site describes his presentation as: “What stubborn-hearted virtues they disguised!” Canadian Conscripts at War – 1918 (talk to be followed by a book signing) In this the…

Laurier Military History Speaker Series

Highly Recommended… Marc Milner, University of New Brunswick Date: November 8, 7:00 pm “The Forgotten Gunners:  The Tale of Two Anti-Tank Batteries at War 1940-1945” Little is known of the raising, training and operations of Canada’s anti-tank batteries in the Second World War.  Anti-tank guns typically operated dispersed on the battlefield and their actions are often subsumed…

Review of Somme Presentation at Laurie Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

 ‘Ghastly and Gruelling’: Canada’s Ignored Campaign on the Somme, 1916 by William F. Stewart William F. Stewart is the author of “The Embattled General: Sir Richard Turner and the First World War” and a historian with a particular interest in the Canadian Expeditionary Force’s involvement at the Somme in the late summer and fall of…