2.4 A Real Live Military Historian

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:00:00 AST

In Part 2 of our interview with Tyler Wentzell, we talk about a whole lot of things: his research on Toronto's Standard Theatre, the Foreign Enlistment Act, canada and the Spanish Civil War from the persepctive of a military historian, and anti-fascism. 

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 wrote about the Standard Theatre in Spacing's Spring 2018 issue: "Revolution Comes to the Theatre." 

He has also published on the Foreign Enlistment Act:


We asked about the records held in the Edward Cecil Smith papers in the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion collection at Library and Archives Canada. Dream: digitize these papers so we can all read them. 

Written by Kevin Levangie Recorded and Produced by Kaarina Mikalson and Kevin Levangie Supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Intro Music: "Libertad" by Iriarte and Pesoa Outro Music: "Internationale" by I'm not sure who Special Thanks to Tyler Wentzell!