Occupied St John's: A Social History of a City at War, 1939-1945 available in Hardcover
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- McGill-Queens University Press
In January 1941, the hulking twenty-one thousand ton troopship Edmund B. Alexander docked in St John’s harbor, carrying a thousand American soldiers sent to join the thousands of Canadian troops protecting Newfoundland against attack by Germany. France had fallen, Great Britain was fighting for its survival, and Newfoundland then a dominion of Britain was North America’s first line of defence. Although the German invasion never came, St John’s found itself occupied by both Allied Canadian and American forces.
|Publisher:||McGill-Queens University Press|
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About the Author
Steven High is Canada Research Chair in Public History and co-director of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University.