Guelph Museums Military Lecture

Civilians at the Sharp End
First Canadian Army Civil Affairs in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945
with DAVID BORYS

Civilians at the Sharp End: First Canadian Army Civil Affairs in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945

David Borys

Tune in for Civilians at the Sharp End – First Canadian Army Civil Affairs in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945 presented by David Borys on Thursday March 17th, 2022 at 7 pm.

In this talk David Borys will touch on some of those key challenges as the men of FCA Civil Affairs worked their way across northwest Europe from northern France all the way into northwestern Germany.

DAVID BORYS is a Canadian military historian and a faculty member at Langara College. His research focuses on the history of the relationship between the Canadian Armed Forces and civilian populations in combat zones. His published works include a wide variety of topics in the realm of Canadian military history and have been printed in academic journals such as Canadian Military History Journal and in print media such as the Globe and Mail. His most recent book is titled Civilians at the Sharp End: First Canadian Army Civil Affairs in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945 published by McGill-Queens Press in 2021. He has been seen on such television history programs as APTN’s Nations at War and National Geographic’s Hitler’s Last Stand. David is also the producer, writer and host of the popular Canadian history podcast, Cool Canadian History.

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