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RUCK, Calvin W. The Black Battalion, 1916-1920 : Canada's Best Kept Military Secret. (Halifax, N.S.) : Nimbus Publishing Limited, (1987). First Edition. Pp (10),-125,(1). With 56 b&w photos as well as other illustrations in the text. 88vo (151 x 229 mm), art-illustrated grey-brown cardcovers, with pink lettering to spine and a small b&w photo of Ruck on the rear cover.
Revised edition of Canada's Black Battalion : No.2 Construction, 1916-1920.
Perkins, .Regiments : Regiments and Corps of the British Empire and Commonwealth 1758 – 1993 : A Critical Bibliography. p.182.
Calvin Woodrow Ruck, C.M., R.S.W. (b. September 4, 1925, Sydney, Cape Breton – d, October 19, 2004, Ottawa) activist, author, and Canadian senator.
"The Black military heritage in Canada is still generally unknown and unwritten. Most Canadians have no idea that Blacks served, fought and died on European battlefields, all in the name of freedom. The fact that approximately six hundred soldiers served in a segregated non-combatant labour battalion during World War I has been one of the best kept secrets in Canadian military history.
The story of the overt racist treatment of Black volunteers is a shameful chapter in Canadian history. It does, however, represent an important part of the Black legacy and the Black experience. It is a story worth reporting and worth sharing."
Foreword by Bruce F. Ellis.
1. The Rejection of Black Volunteers.
2. No. 2 Construction Battalion, CEF.
3. 106th Battalion, CEF.
5. The Search for Veterans.
6. Reunion and Recognition.
7. Pen Sketches and War Memories.
With 4 appendices.
With end-notes and index.
Very good. 40.00
Title: Black Battalion, 1916-1920 : Canada's Best Kept Military Secret. First Edition
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, 1987, ISBN:0920852920: 1987
ISBN Number: 0920852920
ISBN Number 13: 9780920852927
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 3610