Watch Now: Morale in the Wartime Canadian Army

by | Feb 16, 2024 | Events, LCSC Speaker Series, War and Society

Morale is important in any conflict. Canadian army officials during the Second World War spent much energy defining and measuring morale. Their tools ranged from public relations campaigns, censorship reports, films, and questionnaires. This talk will focus on the problem of selling the Canadian army in 1941 to a wary public, a wary prime minister, and even more wary soldiers.

Headshot of Geoffrey Hayes.

Geoffrey Hayes is a Professor of History at the University of Waterloo. He is a fellow of the LCSC and Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Military History. His most recent book Crerar’s Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45 (UBC Press, 2017) won the C.P. Stacey Award for scholarly work in Canadian military history and war and society.