By: Michel Beaulieu, David Ratz, Throrold Tronrud and Jenna Kirkerr
Thunder Bay, and the First World War, 1914-1919 is a narrative history shaped, in a large part, by what remains of the voices of those from the period – the letters and correspondence produced by soliders, nurses, goverments, organizationd, and families. Their stories are argumented, particulary on the home front, by the remianing archival records. The book seeksto understand the role the region and its people played during the war in a braoder context and, for better and for worse, why and how they faught, how they addressed the problems the war created, where they differed from elsewhere in Canada, and what impacts the conflict had on their community and their lives. It it the story of a community at war.