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 Comtes 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. 

Credits: 
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!