Anything But Peaceful: Victoria And Esquimalt In The Aftermath Of V-J Day

When:
February 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2020-02-27T19:30:00-08:00
2020-02-27T21:00:00-08:00
Where:
James Bay New Horizons
234 Menzies St
Victoria
Cost:
Free to Members
Contact:
Victoria Historical Society

Anything But Peaceful: Victoria And Esquimalt In The Aftermath Of V-J Day
David Zimmerman

The Second World War dramatically affected Canadian port cities. The months after V-J day, in 1945, were not peaceful and orderly in Victoria and Esquimalt. In a short time demobilization reduced the Canadian Navy from 100 000 personnel to just 7 500. Both cities were flooded with restless young sailors waiting to be demobilized. Near chaos prevailed. This presentation will explore this tumultuous time on Canada’s west coast.

David Zimmerman is a Professor of History at the University of Victoria. He has written several books and over twenty articles on various aspects of naval and military history

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