Yorke Island and the Uncertain War: Defending Canada's Western Coast during WWII

TitleYorke Island and the Uncertain War: Defending Canada's Western Coast during WWII
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMoogk, PN
ISBN Number0005-2949
KeywordsBook reviews, Books, Military history
Abstract

  In the early 1970s, R. Victor Stevenson began researching the island's military history and contributed a chapter about Yorke Island's wartime role to his and my book Vancouver Defended: A History of the Men and Guns of the Lower Mainland Defences, 1859-1949 (1978). The strength of this book is its account of living conditions on the island and its stories about the relationships that developed between the servicemen and civilians in this once-remote area.