Anything But Peaceful: Victoria and Esquimalt In The Aftermath Of V-J Day
The Victoria Historical Society presents “Anything But Peaceful: Victoria and Esquimalt In The Aftermath Of V-J Day” with David Zimmerman on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at James Bay New Horizons, 234 Menzies Street, Victoria V8V 2G7.
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.
Doors open at 7:15 pm for refreshments and conversation. A short business meeting at 7:45 pm will be followed immediately by the guest speaker. Talk is free for members; $5 for guests. For more information visit www.victoriahistoricalsociety.bc.ca