2.3 Ed Cecil-Smith

Mon, 13 Jan 2019 09:00:00 AST

Ed Cecil-Smith

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.

Show Notes: 

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:

His 2017 talk on Cecil-Smith, "From Toronto to Teruel," is available on YouTube. 

Written by Kevin Levangie Recorded and Produced by Kaarina Mikalson and Kevin Levangie Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Theme song: "Libertad" by Iriarte and Pesoa