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J. L. Granatstein


J. L. Granatstein is a Canadian historian and a Senior Research Fellow at the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.

100 Days That Changed Canada: Mackenzie King Opts for Conscription

Canada's soldiers suffered heavy casualties in the second half of 1944 in Normandy. Infantry units operated at half strength of less, their platoons frequently reduced to a dozen soldiers instead of the normal 30. And, the soldiers, grumbled, there were thousands of 'zombies,' or home defence conscripts, safe in Canada.
11/29/2011 09:50 EST