Fighting From Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec by Serge DurflingerFighting From Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec by Serge Durflinger

Fighting From Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec

bySerge Durflinger

Paperback | November 1, 2006

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In Verdun, English and French speakers lived side by side. Through their home-front activities as much as through enlistment, they proved themselves partners in the prosecution of Canada’s war. Shared experiences and class similarities shaped responses based first and foremost in a sense of local identity.

Fighting from Home paints a comprehensive, at times intimate, portrait of Verdun and Verdunites at war. Durflinger offers an innovative interpretive approach to wartime Canadian and Quebec social and cultural dynamics. It will appeal to anyone interested in the history of the Canadian home front during the Second World War.

Serge Durflinger is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Ottawa.
Title:Fighting From Home: The Second World War in Verdun, QuebecFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:November 1, 2006Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0774812613

ISBN - 13:9780774812610

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Studying War at the Local Level

1 Forging a Community

2 Once More into the Breach

3 City Hall Goes to War

4 The People’s Response

5 Institutions and Industry

6 Family and Social Dislocation

7 The Political War

8 Peace and Reconstruction



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Editorial Reviews

Fighting from Home is an essential contribution to Canadian military and social history. Serge Durflinger’s innovative work transforms this story of ordinary people in wartime into a nuanced analysis that will strike a chord with a broad audience. - Roch Legault, author of La Première Guerre Mondiale et le Canada: Contributions Socio-militaires Québécoises