The Black Battalion 1916-1920: Canada's Best Kept Military Secret

byCalvin W. RuckForeword byLindsay Ruck

June 27, 2016|
The Black Battalion 1916-1920: Canada's Best Kept Military Secret by Calvin W. Ruck
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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 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. In this thirtieth-anniversary edition of Ruck''s celebrated history of Nova Scotia''s No. 2 Construction Battalion, known as the Black Battalion, the original text and over 60 photographs and documents is presented for a whole new generation of readers, along with a new foreword and photographs from journalist Lindsay Ruck, Calvin W. Ruck''s proud granddaughter.
Calvin W. Ruck was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and graduated from the Maritime School of Social Work at Dalhousie University. A member of many organizations, including the Society for the Protection and Preservation of Black culture in Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the North Preston Me...
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Title:The Black Battalion 1916-1920: Canada's Best Kept Military Secret
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.35 in
Published:June 27, 2016
Publisher:Nimbus Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781771084550

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