Armies of peace : Canada and the UNRRA years

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Armies of peace : Canada and the UNRRA years
Call No: 940.5477 A73a

Call Number940.5477 A73a
Dates[2008]; ©2008
Statement of ResponsibilitySusan Armstrong-Reid and David Murray.
Summary"The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) was the first international organization to be established after the Second World War, and Canada played a key role in its formation... Armies of Peace is the first comprehensive investigation of Canadians' influence on the establishment and operation of this unique organization. This volume challenges the hierarchical and policy-oriented approach to the study of international organizations and offers a more nuanced understanding of Canada's international involvement. By recounting the stories of hundreds of Canadians who served at every level of the organization and in every country where UNRRA established missions, Susan Armstrong-Reid and David Murray highlight the wider contributions that the nation made. Giving voice to these Canadians' stories also provides a more complete understanding of Canada's role in post-war healing and foreshadows the challenges that Canadians faced in implementing international aid and development initiatives within developing countries during the Cold War." —Publisher
ContentsPart One. The Diplomacy of Relief, Rehabilitation, and Repatriation
  1. Creating UNRRA
  2. Canada and the Council Sessions
  3. The Politics of Procurement
Part Two. A World Uprooted: Canadians, UNRRA, and the Challenge of the Displaced
  1. Personalities and Bureaucracies
  2. UNRRA Takes Command: The First Field Operations
  3. Soldiers of Peace or Agents of Repatriation: The Displaced-Persons Operations in Germany
  4. Torch of Sadness: The Mothers and Children of War
Part Three. Carrying Florence's Lamp: Canadian Nurses and UNRRA
  1. Launching UNRRA's Nursing Brigade: From the Middle East to Greece
  2. Nursing with the Enemy: Germany
  3. The Bridge of Sorrows: The Canadian China Contingent
Part Four. Life After UNRRA
  1. Ties That Bind
  2. Legacies
Physical Description xiv, 482 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherToronto : University of Toronto Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages [443]–456) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2015 by David & Susie Zacks