Winnipeg's Great War
A City Comes of Age
From the local bestselling author of Winnipeg 1912 comes the riveting next chapter in the city’s history. Winnipeg’s Great War picks up in 1914, just as the city is regrouping after a brief economic downturn. War comes unexpectedly, thoughts of recovery are abandoned, and the city digs in for a hard-fought four years.
Using letters, diaries, and newspaper reports, Jim Blanchard brings us into the homes and public offices of Winnipeg and its citizens to illustrate the profound effect the war had on every aspect of the city, from its politics and economy, to its men on the battlefield and its war-weary families fighting on the homefront. He also reveals how these crucial years set the stage for the 1919 General Strike, and how the First World War transformed Winnipeg into the city it is today.
Publication Date: September 14th, 2010
296 pages| 6 in x 9 in
Jim Blanchard is the Head of Reference Services at the Elizabeth Dafoe Library at the University of Manitoba.