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Winnipeg's great war; a city comes of age.

9780887557217

Winnipeg's great war; a city comes of age.

Blanchard, Jim.

Univ. of Manitoba Pr.

2010

281 pages

$24.95

Paperback

FC3396

Author Blanchard (reference services, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, U. of Manitoba, Canada) tells the story of Winnipeg as it was drawn into the series of hardships and sacrifices that was World War I for both the soldiers battling in foreign countries and for those who stayed home. The author, utilizing letters, newspaper accounts, and diaries, depicts how the war affected every element of the city, from politics to the economy, anti-foreign sentiments to patriotic parades, the birth of the city's social welfare services--and the continuous sacrifices from Winnipeg residents in support of their soldiers at war. Distributed in the US by Michigan State U. Press.

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