“Canada and the Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp” (Geoffrey Hayes, Mike Bechthold, and Matt Symes, eds) was launched at this year’s Canadian Military History Colloquium. The volume, four years in the making, is a fitting tribute to Terry’s tireless teaching, research, and writing that has challenged generations of Canadian students, scholars, and veterans.
The study of Canada and the Second World War continues to challenge, confound, and surprise. In the questions it poses, the evidence it considers, and the conclusions it draws, this important collection says much about the lasting influence of the work of LMCSDS director and professor emeritus Terry Copp.
Some of Canada’s foremost Social, Cultural, and Military historians – colleagues, friends and former students of Terry’s – consider a wide range of topics under five headings: The Homefront, The war of Scientists, The Mediterranean Theatre, Normandy/Northwest Europe, and the Aftermath. The collection features articles from historians including:
- Cynthia Comacchio – full time member of the WLU History faculty
- Roger Sarty – full time member of the WLU History faculty
- Lee Windsor (MA at Laurier) – Deputy Director of the Gregg Centre at the University of New Brunswick
- Mark Humphries (BA, MA at Laurier) – assistant professor (tenure track) of History at Memorial University
- Jim Wood (PhD at Laurier and Gold Medal Winner)
- Andrew Iarocci (MA at Laurier) – now CAS at Laurier and other institutions
- Randy Wakelam (PhD at Laurier) – professor at RMC
- Michelle Fowler (MA at Laurier)
- Angelo Caravaggio (PhD at Laurier) – Canadian Forces Staff College
- Jonathon Vance (Post-doc at Laurier) former CRC at Western
This collection also has a forward by John Cleghorn, FCA. OC.