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> Windsor City to host forum on war
> Lee Palser, Windsor Star
> Published: Thursday, January 05, 2006
> Historian Jack Granatstein will highlight the first Windsor Military
> Studies Conference scheduled for Feb. 10 and 11 at the Maj. F.A. Tilston
> Lt.-Col. Phil Berthiaume, commander of the Essex and Kent Scottish,
> said Wednesday the forum "is a great fit" with the region's rich military
> history and with plans to erect a new monument to the regiment in Dieppe
> next summer.
> "Prof. Granatstein is one of the top in his field," said Berthiaume,
> who has been involved in the planning over the last several months.
> He said the intention is to make the conference, sponsored by the
> Humanities Research Group (HRG) at the University of Windsor, the Essex an
> Kent Scottish Regiment and the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and
> Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), an annual event.
> Mike Bechtoldt of the LCMSDS, said part of the impetus came from a
> speech at the University of Windsor last year by the centre's director,
> Terry Copp.
> 'A BIG SUCCESS'
> "It was a big success and showed there is an audience for this type
> program in the Windsor area," said Bechtoldt.
> HRG director Kathleen McCrone gave full credit to LCMSDS for
> organizing the program, and said her interest was piqued by Copp's speech.
> It was a dinner with Berthiaume and Copp that sparked the idea for the
> conference, she said.
> Copp, himself a well-known military historian, will also be speaking
> at the forum, as will Kevin Shackleton, who is just completing a history
> the Essex and Kent Scottish that will explore the area's military history
> back to the earliest settlements in the area.
> Copp's topic will be From Normandy to the Rheinland: T he Infantry's
> War, while Shackleton will explore the role of the Essex Scottish at
> Other speakers will tackle the 18th (Windsor) Battalion in the Great
> War; Lt.-Col. B.F. McDonald and Operation Atlantic; the Canadian Forces:
> Last Decade and the future of military studies in Windsor.
> The conference begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and continues Feb. 11 from
> 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
> HOW TO REGISTER
> Registration fee (including lunch): $20 general admission; $10
> student. Register by phone at 253-3000 ext. 3506 or ext. 3508; e-mail at
> hrgmail@... or at the door. Registration without lunch is free.