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  • Kevin Windsor
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 8, 2006
      ----- Original Message -----

      > 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
      > VC
      > Armoury.
      >
      > 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
      > d
      > 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
      > of
      > 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
      > of
      > 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
      > Dieppe.
      >
      > Other speakers will tackle the 18th (Windsor) Battalion in the Great
      > War; Lt.-Col. B.F. McDonald and Operation Atlantic; the Canadian Forces:
      > The
      > 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.
      >
      >
      >
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