Terry Copp’s Montreal At War, 1914-1918: Chapter 7 – 1918 – Now Available!
Chapter 7 of Terry Copp’s book Montreal At War 1914-1918 is now available! The latest chapter, “1918,” chronicles the city’s experience during the final year of the First World War. For Montreal as for much of Canada 1918 proved to be a difficult year marked by political crises, rampant inflation, coal shortages and a deadly flu epidemic. The metropolis struggled with personal tragedies and braced for the tolls that the massive battles on the Western Front were sure to have on Canadian society.
In this interactive monograph, Terry uses the digital platform to tell the story about how the diverse citizenry of Montreal experienced the First World War, both at home and in the trenches. The website includes live links to primary documents and related secondary material. Readers can also engage with the material by leaving questions and comments for further discussion.
Terry Copp is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University. Terry’s previous publications include Cinderella Army: The Canadians in Northwest Europe (UTP, 2006) and Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy (UTP, 2003). His Paper “Towards a New Balance Sheet: 21 Army Group in Normandy” published in John Buckley (ed.) Normandy Sixty Years On (Frank Cass, 2006) extends his revisionist approach to military history to the British army in the Second World War.
Terry also authored No Price Too High: Canadians and the Second World War which led to the acclaimed television series No Price Too High where he was the lead military historian.