Part 1 of our interview with Tyler Wentzell, military historian and legal scholar. Wentzell talks about Ed Cecil-Smith, a Canadian volunteer, commanding officer in the International Brigades, and significant member of the Communist Party in Canada. He is also the subject of Wentzell's forthcoming book.
Photo from the Tamiment Library.
Tyler Wentzell's book, Not For King or Country: Edward Cecil-Smith, the Communist Party of Canada and the Spanish Civil War is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press.
He has also published on the Foreign Enlistment Act:
- "Mercernaries and Adventurers: Canada and the Foreign Enlistment Act in the Nineteench Century." Canadian Military History 23.2 (2015).
- "Canada's Foreign Enlistment Act and the Spanish Civil War." Labour/Le travail 80 (2017): 213-246.
His 2017 talk on Cecil-Smith, "From Toronto to Teruel," is available on YouTube.