Canadian Conscripts at War: 1918 - Presentation & Book Signing
Retired Colonel Patrick M. Dennis, OMM, CD from Kitchner, ON will present his talk, “Canadian Conscripts at War: 1918” at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives Monday May 14th from 7-8pm. Col. Dennis will speak about how conscripted soldiers (many of whom came from northern British Columbia) performed in combat, and provide heretofore unknown details regarding their historic contribution to the success of the Canadian Corps in the Great War.
Following the presentation, those in attendance will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of his recently published book ‘Reluctant Warriors: Canadian Conscripts and the Great War’ which investigates a fascinating and undocumented chapter in Canadian history. As space is limited at the museum, it is highly recommended that you pre-register early by calling 250-542-3142. Admission is $5.00 at the door. For more information call the museum, visit www.vernonmuseum.ca or find us on Facebook.
Patrick M. Dennis is a retired Canadian Air Force colonel and fighter controller who served abroad for over twenty-two years, including tours as Canada’s deputy military representative to the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium, and as the Canadian defense attaché to Israel. He is a graduate of the United States Armed Forces Staff College, the NATO Defense College, and Canada’s National Security Studies Course, and holds a master’s degree in Leadership and Communication from the University of Northern Colorado. He has lectured on global political-military issues at Wilfred Laurier University, and written articles for numerous publications including the Canadian Military journal, and Canada’s History.