Len's Summary: Comparative study if the war experiences of the aborigines of the five self-governing Dominions of the British Empire. By the author of For King and Kanata (University of Manitoba Press, 2012) about the WWI service of Canadian “first nations” Indians. -- Study of the widely varying participation of the native peoples of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Newfoundland and South Africa in WWI.
The Centennial commemorations are over, but WW1 remains a relevant area of study because of its enormous impact on the 20th and 21st centuries: Many present-day geographic tensions come from the post-war peace and drawing of boundaries. More families than ever are seeking to understand the war’s impact on their ancestors. The war had a profound impact on all facets of society, including post-war re-building. At the time of this writing, the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 is again newsworthy.
In 2020 we are working to increase engagement and communication with the membership. This will include: regular publication of our Journal, World War One Illustrated, and our newsletter, Here and There; a more regular social media presence; and a refreshed website.