Based on his new book, The Fight for History, historian Tim Cook explores how the Second World War has been remembered, forgotten, and remade by Canadians for 75 years. While the Great War became a touchstone, the legacy of the Second World War has been a more complicated struggle in our collective memory as we came to terms with battles won and lost, our relationship to our veterans, and how the post-war period created profound shifts in our country. Join us as Tim leads this very important discussion on Canada’s military role in the Second World War. Q&A to follow, so please come prepared with some questions.
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This program is virtual and is delivered through Zoom and on Facebook Live. you only need to register once per viewing device.
This event has been funded by Veterans Affairs Canada.
Tim Cook is an historian at the Canadian War Museum. His eleven books have won many awards, including the J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End (2008) and for Vimy: The Battle and the Legend (2018). Shock Troops won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history. He is also the two-time winner of the C.P. Stacey Prize for the most distinguished book in Canadian military history and a three-time winner of the Ottawa Book Award. For his contributions to Canadian history, he has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Order of Canada. He lives in Ottawa.