Desmond Morton, Professor Emeritus, Author, Historian.

Monday, November 07, 2016 at 1:59 PM

"The Unknown Story of Canadians at Normandy"

    Dr. Desmond Morton, professor emeritus at McGill University, will address the Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley at our meeting on Monday November 7th when he will explore the important participation of the Sherbrooke Regiment at the battle of Normandy in WW II.  He is well qualified to address this unknown story.

    Dr. Morton has written over 35 books focusing on such topics as the Canadian military and Canadian political and industrial relations.  He was born in Calgary and studied at the College Royal de St. Jean, the Royal Military College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and at the London School of Economics.  From 1954 to ’64 he served in the Canadian army where he became a captain.  Following this, he began a teaching career at the University of Toronto and subsequently transferred to McGill University in Montreal.  He has been an advisor to several politicians including Tommy Douglas and Brian Mulroney.  In 2012 he was awarded the Order of Canada.

    The Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley fosters an interest in public affairs and cultivates an understanding of Canadian culture.  It is non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-political and non-profit.  New members are welcome to join for an annual fee of $35 per person.  Meetings are on the first Monday of the month at 2 o’clock at the Auberge West Brome.  For more information 450-372-4562

 

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