The historian and author Mark Zuehlke joins Joseph Planta to reflect on Remembrance Day, his books on military history, and more.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. In Vancouver, this is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
To mark Remembrance Day, I’m pleased to have on the program now, Mark Zuehlke. The noted historian is a prodigious author and he’s been on previously for a couple of his books. The first time he was on, he discussed his prize winning book For Honour’s Sake, which was about the War of 1812. Last time, he was on to discuss his book, Brave Battalion, which was about the about the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish) during the First World War. I’ve asked Mr. Zuehlke on today to reflect on Remembrance Day, what it means to him, and what it should mean to all of us. Other than the books I’ve previously mentioned, he’s written eight books as part of the Canadian Battle Series for Douglas & McIntyre, each book about a significant Canadian contribution during the Second World War. Alan Twigg’s compared him to Pierre Berton, according to Alan, he’s an essential BC author; and Jack Granatstein has declared him the country’s leading popular military historian. His website for more is www.zuehlke.ca. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program from Victoria, Mark Zuehlke; Good morning, Mr. Zuehlke.