War Junk

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This title by Alex Souchen is the first to focus on the disposal of military materiel by Canada at war’s end 1945. A very detailed history. What became of the survivors of the 16,000 RCAF airplanes, 800 RCN ships and 800,000 vehicles built by Canada to help defeat Germany and Japan? Explains the publisher: “Alex Souchen provides a definitive account of the disposal crisis triggered by Allied victory and shows how Canadian policymakers implemented a disposal strategy that facilitated postwar reconstruction. Canadians responded to the unprecedented divestment of public property by reusing and recycling military surpluses to improve their postwar lives.”

304pp, softcover, photos, index.