Black Battalion, 1916-1920 : Canada's Best Kept Military Secret. First Edition

By: RUCK, Calvin W. ELLIS, Bruce F., foreword

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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). Pp (10),[1]-125,(1). With 56 b&w photos as well as other illustrations in the text. 8vo, illustrated grey trade paperback. Foreword by Bruce F.Ellis. 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. "The Black military heritage in Cana da is still generally unknown and unwritten. Most Canadians have no idea that Blacks served, fought and died on European battlefields, all in the nameof freedom. The fact that approximately six hundred soldiers served in a s egregated non-combatant labour battalion during World War I has been one ofthe best kept secrets in Canadian military history. The story of the overt racist treatment of Black volunteers is a shameful chapter in Canadian his tory. It does, however, represent an important part of the Black legacy andthe Black experience." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. The Rejection o f Black volunteers; 2. No. 2 Construction Battalion, CEF; 3. 106th Battalion, CEF; 4. Conscription; 5. The Search for Veterans; 6. Reunion and Recognition; 7. Pen Sketches and War Memories. With numerous appendices. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 20.00

Title: Black Battalion, 1916-1920 : Canada's Best Kept Military Secret. First Edition

Author Name: RUCK, Calvin W. ELLIS, Bruce F., foreword

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, 1987, ISBN:0920852920:

Seller ID: 3610

Keywords: BLACK STUDIES BLASTU NOVA SCOTIA MILITARY WW1 CANADA CANADIAN HISTORY,