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ADOPT-A-BOOK CAMPAIGN 2020

The books adopted during this campaign will help to ensure that the Military History Research Centre’s library continues to be the best collection of Canadian military history titles in the world.   These books are the newest literature in the field, as well as books that help to fill in gaps in the library’s subject matter to ensure a comprehensive look at the subject.   This year several titles have been chosen with inter-war and modern themes, as these are becoming more heavily studied areas.   There are also titles on Canada’s relations with other countries, studies on foreign military powers, and new views on military theory.

The titles the MHRC library wishes to acquire are listed below.   You are invited to indicate on the form below the title(s) you wish to sponsor.   The form should then be forwarded to the Friends office with a cheque.   An updated list of titles still available for adoption can be viewed on the Friends web site.   You may of course leave the selection of a title or titles to the campaign coordinator.   In the event that a title has already been adopted, the coordinator will assign an alternate title of equal value.

The library will then acquire the book(s) and inscribe the name of the sponsor on a bookplate in each volume.   You will receive a tax receipt and a letter of thanks in due course.

You may also, if you wish, adopt a book or books on line by proceeding to the Friends website.   Here you should click on the ‘donate now’ button, followed by ‘Canada Helps.’   Follow the steps outlined, entering the required information, and in the ‘message box’ insert ‘Adopt-a-Book’ together with the listed number(s) and title(s) you wish to sponsor.   If you desire, there is also a further box in which you may enter an ‘in memoriam’ dedication.

Read more: 2020 Adopt-A-Book Campaign

The First World War Day-by-Day / La Premiere Guerre Mondial de Jour en Jour

Description: The First World War Day-by-Day/La Première Guerre mondiale de Jour en Jour project provided daily postings via a twitter account, @fcwm_amcg, hashtag:   #daybyday1914_1918 and #jourenjour1914_1918 that provided an interesting fact or happening for each day of the First World War. The posts flowed from Jean Morin’s meticulous research and provide day by day insights complete with references for further research.  Those tweets are recorded here. 

The First World War Day-by-Day / La Premiere Guerre Mondial de Jour en Jour

Description: The First World War Day-by-Day/La Première Guerre mondiale de Jour en Jour project provided daily postings via a twitter account, @fcwm_amcg, hashtag:   #daybyday1914_1918 and #jourenjour1914_1918 that provided an interesting fact or happening for each day of the First World War. The posts flowed from Jean Morin’s meticulous research and provide day by day insights complete with references for further research.  Those tweets are recorded here. 

The First World War Day-by-Day / La Premiere Guerre Mondial de Jour en Jour

Description: The First World War Day-by-Day/La Première Guerre mondiale de Jour en Jour project provided daily postings via a twitter account, @fcwm_amcg, hashtag:   #daybyday1914_1918 and #jourenjour1914_1918 that provided an interesting fact or happening for each day of the First World War. The posts flowed from Jean Morin’s meticulous research and provide day by day insights complete with references for further research.  Those tweets are recorded here. 

Getting it Right - Optimizing FCWM Support to The Museum

65ABD7CD C89F 41C4 AE99 455B5E558C5B 1283 000001767607843E CopyIn supporting the War Museum, it is vital that the Friends limited financial resources be invested where most needed. To this end, integrated planning led to a contribution agreement setting out the needs and expectation of both parties; this agreement embraces support to the Mons Autocar Project (https://www.warmuseum.ca/collections/artifact/1035821/ ), the January 2019 Historical Conference ( https://www.warmuseum.ca/event/country-shaped-by-war-canada-1919/) and the Supply Line 2 Project – WW2. 

The Mons project is behind us now and was by all accounts an unmitigated success. The Friends investment supported actually getting the Autocar from Canada to Belgium and its presence in the parade in Mons in running condition was a credit to the Museum and to our support. This success reinforces the importance of co-operative planning and putting our financial support where it is most likely to strengthen reputation and build constituency.

Pictures of the Autocar and Autocar in Mons, Belgium below.

Looking ahead we are confident that the Historical Conference and the Supply Line 2 projects will reinforce the benefits of this approach and the importance of the Friends support to the Museum. It is vital that we remain an essential resource and to this end strengthening the Friends financial resource base is vital. We need your support; indeed, without it we will fail in our mission! Click here to donate to this worthwhile cause and enjoy a charitable receipt. 

Read more: Getting it Right - Optimizing FCWM Support to The Museum

 

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