Academic journal article British Journal of Canadian Studies

Building Liberty: Canada and World Peace, 1945-2005

Academic journal article British Journal of Canadian Studies

Building Liberty: Canada and World Peace, 1945-2005

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Conny Steenman-Marcusse and Aritha van Herk (eds), Building Liberty: Canada and World Peace, 1945-2005 (Gröningen, Netherlands: Barkhuis Publishing, Canada Cahiers no. 11 of the Association for Canadian Studies in the Netherlands, 2005). xi + 339pp. Paper. [euro]39. ISBN 978-9-0779-2205-7.

Congratulations to the Association for Canadian Studies in the Netherlands on the production of this interesting volume, which has grown out of a conference marking the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. A prefatory letter from HRH Princess Margriet is testimony to the strength of Dutch-Canadian links from that period. The opening paper, by Tobias van Gent, re-examines the Allied assault on Walcheren in 1944. Aritha van Herk asks whether it is possible to be a Dutch-Canadian. Christl Verdun writes about Kryn Taconis, the photojournalist who survived the famine winter of 1944-45 and emigrated to Canada. Ko Colijn asks what a middle power can do about weapons of mass destruction. Houchang Hassan-Yiri, Hugh B. McCullough and Massimo Robboli consider various aspects of defence and external policy. …

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