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Nova Scotia at War, 1914-1919

Brian Douglas Tennyson

344 pages
Nimbus Publishing

When the First World War ended in 1918, its profound impact did not. The war continued to haunt a nation. Nova Scotia at War, 1914-1919 is an in-depth study of Nova Scotia's role that was, at the time, the most traumatic collective experience in the history of Canadians. As Tennyson explores in nine fascinating chapters, the war effort was more than just the brave soldiers and sailors who went overseas; it was also the civilians who worked in the fishery, on the farms, and in the forests, coals mines, and steel mills.

A specialist in early twentieth-century Canadian political history, author and historian Brian Tennyson examines the economic impact of the war, which shattered Nova Scotia's dream of becoming the Atlantic gateway and the industrial heartland of Canada. Includes 30 black and white photos.

Author Bio

Brian Douglas Tennyson is professor emeritus in the department of history at Cape Breton University and also served as founding director of the university's Centre for International Studies. A specialist in early twenthieth-century Canadian political history, his publications include Canada's Great War, Percy Willmot: A Cape Bretoner at War, and Merry Hell, which was shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award. Brian lives in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.