On the Way!
The Military History of Lethbridge, Alberta (1914-1945) and the Untold Story of Ottawa's Plan to De-nazify and Democratise German Prisoners of War Held in Lethbridge and Canada During the Second World WarBook - 2004
Books, like this one, are in fact quite rare, as very few Canadian cities have had their complete military histories, or major portions, documented in a single book. In addition, there are only a small number of books about German prisoners of war held in Canada during the Second World War and none that discuss how the Canadian government attempted to re-educate these prisoners before sending them back home at the end of the war. This book deals fully with this issue and the many efforts undertaken by the Canadian government to de-Nazify and democratise German prisoners of war held in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and elsewhere in Canada. This was no simple undertaking, as some 60 years ago, Canada became the temporary home to almost 34,000 German prisoners of war, and the two largest prisoner of war camps in Canada were located in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, Alberta. Finally, it is hoped this book will do justice to those from Lethbridge who served their country, so many years ago, and that it will provide inspiration for those who live in Lethbridge, and throughout Canada, today.