FCWM Forum – Canadian Conscripts at War: 1918
This edition in the series of FCWM Fora held on 24 January, featured retired RCAF Colonel Patrick Dennis who spoke on a subject that was clearly close to his heart.
Prompted by the experience of his paternal grandfather and other relatives of the period, Colonel Dennis has undertaken a detailed study of conscription in the First World War that has challenged long held myths of the conscripts (some of which were perpetuated in an article in the 1917 Supplement of the Torch).
Based on 8 years of detailed study, Colonel Patrick has produced a book detailing the background to, and introduction of conscription in Canada and refutes the many myths surrounding the process and the conscripts themselves. Reluctant Warriors – Canadian Conscripts and the Great War is probably the seminal study on this widely misunderstood subject.
Friends Forum Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Atelier “A” Canadian War Museum 1 Vimy Place Ottawa ON K1A 0M8
Learn about : “What stubborn-hearted virtues they disguised!” Canadian Conscripts at War – 1918 Presented by Colonel (Ret’d) Patrick Dennis
1330 – Presentation 1430 – Refreshments
Price *Donation to the FCWM
RSVP By Thursday, January 4, 2018
Parking At the Museum – Charges apply
*Donations will be accepted at the door in cash or by cheque. Receipts will be issued