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Military Historians book reading in Toronto


Are you interested in military history?

Were your ancestors associated with the University of Toronto?

Can you be in Toronto on November 4?

If you answered yes to any of these questions (but particularly the last one), this is the event for you.

The University of Toronto Bookstore invites you to the following event:


Image: Simon Howden, link below

TORONTO, ON – In honour of Remembrance Day, University of Toronto Bookstore will honour the students, staff and faculty who were part of WWI and WWII by featuring four well known Canadian military authors, Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.  

 The event’s prominent Military Authors and Historians will read from their books, sign autographs and discuss the emotional and physical impact of war on soldiers, family, friends and the community, especially in WWI and WWII.  Jack Granatstein will be discussing The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History; Andrew Iarocci will be reading from his book, The 1st Canadian Division at War, 1914 – 1915; Thomas Weber will read from his new book, Hitler’s First War; Denis Smyth will read the amazing story, Deadly Deception: The Real Story Behind Operation Mincemeat.

 Event Organizer, Ceri Nelmes says, “There are some remarkable stories of the UofT staff, students and faculty who did some truly amazing things during the wars. Images and artifacts from the Soldiers’ Tower will be on display and some individual stories of the 628 members of the University of Toronto who gave their lives while on active service in 1914-1918 and to the 557 men and women lost from 1939 to 1945 will be told.”


WHAT: The Human Side of War Reading Series Event
WHERE: University of Toronto Bookstore, 214 College Street, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A1
WHEN: Thursday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 6pm)
TICKETS: $15 for general admission and includes coffee and tea.  All proceeds from ticket sales go to The University of Toronto Soldiers’ Tower.

 Visit or call 416-640-5829 for tickets and more information.

Image: Simon Howden /


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