Check out the new Canadian Military HistoryCanadian Military History cover, Summer 2012 issue journal which is hot off the press! See the table of contents as well as the featured article abstract below.

Featured Article

“When suitable arrangements could be made”: The Geneva Convention, Medical Treatment, and the Repatriation of German POWs in Ontario, 1940-46

Kirk W. Goodlet

Abstract: This article investigates some of the problems in using the Geneva Convention as a way to evaluate internment operations in Ontario during the Second World War. It focuses on how the Canadian authorities dealt with the challenging issues of medical care and the repatriation of seriously ill German prisoners of war at camps in Gravenhurst, Espanola, and Monteith. This paper demonstrates that the treatment of German POWs in Ontario was dictated by the changing context of the war, the threat of reprisals against Canadian POWs in German hands, and the failed bilateral POW exchange negotiations between the Germany and Great Britain. A principle of reciprocity, not the application of international convention, governed the treatment and repatriation of German POWs.

Other articles

“You Have Shut Up the Jerries”: Canadian Counter-Battery Work in the Clearing of the Breskens Pocket, October–November 1944

R. Daniel Pellerin



New Men in the Line: An Assessment of Reinforcements to the 48th Highlanders in Italy, January-October 1944

Andrew Brown


Canadian War Museum

Vimy Ridge Day, 2012

Dean F. Oliver


Algernon Mayow Talmage (1871–1939): Official Canadian War Artist

Hugh A. Halliday



“Bat Outta Hell”: CH146 Griffon Nose Art in Afghanistan

W.E. Storey

The Continuing Historical Legacy of Dominick “Toby” Graham

David Zimmerman


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