For the first time, the Juno Beach Centre Fellowship is going to a group of history students. Usually awarded to a single scholar doing research in support of the Centre, the 2020 award will benefit 20 undergraduate students travelling to Canadian battlefields and commemorative sites in Belgium and France.
The students are from King’s University College in London, Ontario. They are enrolled in an upper-year course, The World Wars in History, Memory, and Reconciliation, which begins in January and continues in May with the overseas program. The course is designed and led by Professors Graham Broad and Katrina Pasierbek, the latter a King’s alumna and PhD student at Wilfrid Laurier University.
For this episode, Professor Broad joins us to discuss his current Second World War research and to give us an overview of the course. We’ll conclude with a fun segment called “Professor Broad Tweets.” Graham is making a name for himself on Twitter with his wit and knowledge about the world wars. We’ll review some of his popular tweets and get him to unpack the ideas behind them.
2:27 Fighting a War of Limited Liability
11:27 The World Wars in History, Memory, and Reconciliation
26:45 Professor Broad Tweets
Graham Broad is Associate Professor of History at King’s University College in London, Ontario. He is a scholar in the field of war and society studies and the author of A Small Price to Pay: Consumer Culture on the Canadian Home Front 1939-1945. He has served as a guide for the Canadian Battlefields Foundation in Belgium and France.
The following links offer more information on the topics discussed in this episode:
Juno Beach & Beyond is hosted and edited by Alex Fitzgerald-Black, the centre’s Digital Projects Coordinator.
Garth Webb’s quote about D-Day from the Testaments of Honour Historical Archive and the Defining Moments Canada website: https://definingmomentscanada.ca/jbc75/dday/webb/
Mackenzie King’s speech to British Parliament from the British Pathé YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SlEvclY5LE&t=48s
Artillery firing sounds from the CBC News: The National YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsCSQ4uWR1Y
Winston Churchill’s “Finest Hour” speech from Jonathan Thomas’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB5wZtV1MWM
Spitfire sound effect from Jason Kirby’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgZI4tAoMN0
Dramatic Interlude by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com
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