Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Welcome to the Blog!

Hello everyone and thanks for checking out this new blog relating to Prisoners of War in Manitoba during the Second World War!

For those who don't know me, my name is Michael and one of my main interests and research focuses is the internment of Prisoners of War (PoWs) in Canada during the Second World War, with an emphasis on the labour project in Riding Mountain National Park from 1943-1946. This blog is my way of showcasing some of Manitoba's little-known, yet fascinating, military history. I graduated from the University of Manitoba in Spring 2011 with my B.A. (Hons) in history and chose to write my thesis on the relations established between German Prisoners of War, Canadian military personnel, and civilians at a labour camp in Riding Mountain National Park. The material that I will be showing in the feature will attempt to tell some of the stories of this camp and its counterparts scattered throughout the province.

Whether you're familiar with the history of PoW Internment in Manitoba or you are hearing of them for the first time, I hope you enjoy these posts!


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