Cold Comfort

Cold Comfort

Growing up Cold War

Book - 2012
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When his father died, award-winning poet Gil McElroy was given a box of photographs that documented his father's work on the Canadian military's northern Distant Early Warning Line in the 1950s. Image by image, McElroy attempts to come to terms with the mysterious photographer--a man better understood by his military compatriots than by his own family--and in so doing begins to reckon with his own experience growing up as an itinerant "military brat."
Photographs and text add to the scant documentation of building Canada's DEW Line defense network.
Publisher: Vancouver : Talonbooks, c2012
ISBN: 9780889226845
Branch Call Number: 921 MCE
Characteristics: 251 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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stefania21
Jan 29, 2018

DEW LINE WAS NOT A CANADIAN VENTURE OR RUN BY THE CANADIAN MILITARY. IT WAS TOTALLY FUNDED BY TAXPAYERS IN THE USA. I WORKED ON THE LINE DURING CONSTRUCTION AND LATER DURING ITS OPERATION AS A RADICIAN. IT WAS REDUNDANT BEFORE IT WAS CONSTRUCTED, YET IT REMAINED IN OPERATION UNTIL THE EARLY 1990S. THE PUBLIC KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT MATTERS OF DEFENCE, AND THAT'S JUST THE WAY THE INDUSTRIAL/MILITARY COMPLEX LIKES IT!

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